Saturday, May 24, 2014

Dunwoody Memorial Day Service, Brook Run Park, 4770 N. Peachtree Rd, Monday, May 26, 10:00 AM

Dunwoody Memorial Day Service
Brook Run Park, 4770 N. Peachtree Road
Monday, May 26, 10:00 AM

Please join us.
Note: The service will be outdoors with some seating provided.
You may also bring your own lawn chairs.

Memorial Day is a US federal holiday wherein the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces are remembered.  The holiday, which is celebrated every year on the final Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.
Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.

Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.

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