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Memorial Day 2021
May 27

Memorial Day 2021 – Please Remember & Honor

By Jerry | Blog

picture of headstone with American flag embellished with "Merci" on the flag to illustrate Memorial Day 2021 blog postHappy Memorial Day 2021.

A reminder – Memorial Day honors those who died while serving in our military. Veteran’s Day honors all veterans. Armed Forces Day honors those presently serving.

Our family will garden and barbecue on Memorial Day Weekend.  Our son wants to try a garden of his own this year. We give thanks that my father (an infantry scout)  made it through WWII alive…and that’s why we are here. My father honored many, too many, of his army friends on Memorial Day.

Waukesha has an event at Frame Park: Memorial Day Observations | Waukesha, WI (waukesha-wi.gov) featuring the Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Wall in Washington DC.

If you’re busy enjoying the holiday and can’t make one of these events, that’s ok.  It’s ok to have fun! Those we honor on Memorial Day gave their lives serving America and defending our freedoms and way of life. Spending time with friends and family on a beautiful Spring day is part of that. Just take some time on Monday to think of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and maybe lift a glass in their honor.

Have a great Memorial Day 2021 weekend!

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Thanks to Mark Mullarky of www.GreatLakesTS.com for his original post of this heartfelt observation for Memorial Day 2021.  Mark plans to spend Saturday and Sunday at Great Lakes Dragaway with the Nostalgia Super Stock club. He is a car-less member.  If you’re curious what it’s about, visit NostalgiaSuperStock.com.  On Monday, Mark and his wife, Anne, will be at their local American Legion’s Memorial Day service to pay their respects.  They are proud parents of an active duty service member.  It is worth noting that Mark and Anne have always taken time to honor and remember service members, even well before their son entered the military.  We join Mark and Anne in encouraging everyone to attend one of these observances in their community – his Legion does a great job.  Search for a local event by you, perhaps adding your community to the search, for an extra-fine Memorial Day 2021.

Memorial Day 2020 Picture of Statue of Liberty with US Flag waiving behind it
May 25

Memorial Day 2020

By keith | Blog

This Memorial Day 2020 weekend, the traditional kickoff to summer, will be different than we’re used to.  Whatever your tradition is, it’s likely impacted somehow by the COVID19 crisis.

This, from NPR.org:                              memorial day 2020 picture of tombstone with orchids and flag

U.S. government buildings, military posts and embassies will fly the flag at half-staff through Memorial Day weekend in memory of the nearly 100,000 people who have died of COVID-19, President Trump announced Thursday night. The decision comes after Democratic leaders in Congress sent a letter to the president requesting the gesture.

“I will be lowering the flags on all Federal Buildings and National Monuments to half-staff over the next three days in memory of the Americans we have lost to the CoronaVirus,” Trump said via Twitter.

Flags will be lowered from Friday through Sunday’s sunset. Trump added that flags will again be flown at half-staff on Monday to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

The national flag is dropped to half its normal height at times when the nation is in mourning or after a national tragedy. The U.S. is currently in the throes of a pandemic that has killed about 95,000 people in the country and derailed normal life for millions of people.

Wherever you find yourself on Monday, Memorial Day 2020, please take a moment to remember and honor those who died while serving our country.

Be safe, and be healthy.

 

 

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Thanks to Mark Mullarky of www.MBSWI.com for his original post of this observation for Memorial Day 2020

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