By Terry Rogers On Monday, May 29 the American Legion Post 3, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6483 and the Milford Community Band honored the soldiers that have served the United States Military and given the ultimate sacrifice, with a Memorial Day Service held at the Milford Senior Center.
Volunteers placed flags by the graves of 2,600 veterans laid to rest at Carolina Memorial Park. Following that, the color guard and firing squad fired a three-volley salute over white crosses honoring veterans who were killed in action. It covers the war from its genesis, starting after World War I, and examines the creation of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which was completed in 1982, and the years beyond. "But this is the reason for the holiday". "We got to be here today because of that". Parade organizers read the names of 58 young men from the town who died serving the country and afterward. Memorial Day has always been a symbolic and sentimental day for me.U.S. Sen.
Fort Logan National Cemetery honors Americans who have died in all wars.
"The ceremony is meant to encourage participation", Meyer said.
"It's a handsome statue", American Legion Post 24 Commander Bryan Lauzon said.
She said it's also important to keep in mind the military personnel who are now in service, the "new generation of defenders".
"This is why we're here today.because they're up there", Joella said. MS celebrates Confederate Memorial Day on the last Monday of April, Alabama on the fourth Monday of April, and Georgia on April 26. Deb Fischer told the crowd gathered Monday for the annual Memorial Day program.
In Logan's Decoration Day decree, he called for Americans to lay "the choicest flowers of springtime" and decorate the graves of the war dead "whose bodies now lie in nearly every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land".
Since it's a federal holiday, most federal offices will also be closed and most federal employees will be off work. It was first widely observed on May 30th, 1868, to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War Soldiers. One former army captain an Iraq War veteran says that she says our country.