Memorial Day was first recognized as Decoration Day. The special observance originated after the Civil War.
Monday, the last Monday in May, is designated as Memorial Day, a federal holiday. However, the weekend is regarded as the first holiday weekend of the summer and the beginning of the summer season.
We urge you to take just a moment during this holiday weekend to remember those who have served in uniform and have given their lives as a result of their service.
And please, too, remember those serving in our military today and ask for a special blessing of protection and guidance for them as they perform their duty, many in harms way.
Have a great holiday weekend. Be safe and enjoy your time with family and friends.