Memorial Day Observance
The Borough’s Annual Memorial Day Observance will be hosted by the War Memorial Committee on Monday, May 31st at 10:00 AM.
This is an in-person event! Please come on out and show your support!
Memorial Day (previously but now seldom called Decoration Day) is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who had died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The holiday is now observed on the last Monday of May, having been observed on May 30 from 1868 to 1970.
Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day to honor and mourn those who had died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.
Two other days celebrate those who have served or are serving in the U.S. military: Veterans Day, which honors those who have served in the United States Armed Forces; and Armed Forces Day, an unofficial U.S. holiday (earlier in May) for honoring those currently serving in the armed forces.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_Day– accessed on 5/20/2020