Michele Stone

 

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

The Milwaukee Memorial Day Parade: It is Monday May 27 at 2 p.m. at N. 4th St. and W. Wisconsin Ave., and ends at the War Memorial Center. This year's parade honors in particular women serving in the military past and present.

Memorial Day is officially celebrated on the last Monday during the month of May. Memorial Day is dedicated to service men and women who gave their lives for freedom and country. It is also a time to remember loved ones who have passed away. The roots of Memorial Day go back to 1865 and the end of the Civil War.

Memorial Day was traditionally held on the 30th of May. In 1971, Congress changed it to the last Monday in order to afford a three day holiday weekend. Regardless of the date, we encourage you to attend a parade, and to visit a cemetery to honor and remember our servicemen . Take time to remember lost loved ones in whatever way you feel appropriate.

Did you Know? Memorial Day was first called Decoration Day. It was changed to Memorial Day in 1882.

Honoring Servicemen and Women:

In Memory of Our Honored Dead

Arlington National Cemetery

The History of Memorial Day

Every Day Memorial Day well organized and lots of links to wars fought by Americans

 

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