Local veterans host Memorial Day service honoring fallen soldiers

Every flag symbolizes the courageous men and women who served in the US military.

As the Civil War came into Virginia, Robert E. Lee and his wife fled their 1,100-acre estate, known as Arlington, which overlooked Washington D.C. In 1863, the USA government confiscated the estate for nonpayment of $92.07 in taxes.

Several other pre-Memorial Day events were also held Saturday, including activities at the Veterans Museum in Balboa Park.

In 1971, it became an official federal holiday. "Let no neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic".

"There were a lot of people here so we know a lot of people care and we were happy", said Nathan Larson. "In a way, it symbolizes the true meaning and goal of Memorial Day".

Monday's Memorial Day service will begin at 10:30a.m., with the main program starting at 11a.m. A 21-gun salute will be held at the Mathew Lanigan Bridge.

Hundreds of volunteers came out to the Andersonville National Cemetery this Memorial Day weekend to honor our country's fallen heroes. To honor their memories, we all must stand united behind the men and women serving in our military today.

Taylor, still walking through the markers, stops to rest a hand on one. "I hope Branford residents will join me on Monday by supporting this important drive and our veterans".

For information, call Ron Zaleski at 305-504-3795.

Barbara Edgar, president of the Matecumbe Historical Trust, will make the introductory welcome followed by an invocation by Pastor Tony Hammon of Island Community Church.

The service is open to the public. If it rains, the removal will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Falmouth: Parade and ceremony start at 10 a.m. from American Legion Post, 65 Depot Road, and proceed to Foreside Road.

  • Larry Hoffman