Here Are Some Major Memorial Day Events Near (And Not So Near) You

Sunday, May 27, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: African American soldiers. Wikimedia 

As the great folks at Hines VA Hospital note, on Memorial Day, “it’s important to understand why we pause to remember our fallen service members. Memorial Day, which is May 28, represents a day of national awareness and reverence, honoring Americans who died while defending the nation and its values.”

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By Michael Romain Did you know that Memorial Day used to be known as Decoration Day and has its origins in the wake of the U.S. Civil War? The holiday was instituted as a national act of remembering fallen Union and Confederate soldiers. Since then, the holiday has expanded to commemorate all American soldiers who have died while serving. If you don’t have any close … Continue reading Make It a More Memorable Memorial Day, Visit mbdo.org