We owe our peace and democracy to them. Please observe a minute of silence at 3:00pm local time to pay tribute to Americans who've died in military service.
YOU ARE INVITED - to remember Memorial Day Monday, May 29, at the American Legion Marlin Moore Post #133, Village of Palmetto Bay. See my 2016 post: "Memorial Day 2016: You are invited to American Legion Post 133.The remembrance poppy and the poem In Flanders Fields."
All patriotic members of our community are cordially invited to attend the Memorial Day Ceremony honoring our departed sister and brother veterans on May 29 at Marlin Moore Post #133, 16401 SW 90th Avenue.
Coffee and donuts will be served from 9:30am to 10:30am.
The Ceremony will begin at 11:00am. After the service a hamburger and hotdog cookout for all.
Please feel free to stop by and thank a veteran.
Visit USA.gov's Memorial Day page to learn about the origins of this federal holiday; read veterans' stories; find patriotic songs; get tips on barbecue, boating, and swimming safety; and more!Brief History:
The first Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868, by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic.
Memorial Day is celebrated at Arlington National Cemetery each year with a ceremony in which a small American flag is placed on each grave. Traditionally, the President or Vice President lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The occasion is also marked in almost every State on the last Monday in May.
Congress established the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m., local time, on Memorial Day, asking Americans wherever they are to pause in an act of national unity. The Moment does not replace traditional Memorial Day events; rather it is an act of national unity in which all Americans, alone or with family and friends, honor those who died for our freedom.
The flag should be flown at half staff until noon on this Memorial Day on all buildings, grounds and naval vessels throughout the United States, and in all areas under its jurisdiction and control. All people of the United States are requested to display the flag at half-staff from their homes for the customary period._______
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