Memorial Day is an important holiday in America, but like many holidays, the meaning behind that extra day off in May sometimes gets forgotten in the excitement of a long weekend at the beginning of summer.

Take a little time this year to attend a ceremony close to home.  Many cities and even small towns have services in a local cemetery, while others go all out with parades, fun-runs to raise funds for troops, and city-wide celebrations.  It is truly moving to see your fellow citizens gather to gather to remember the men and women we have lost.  Take a few minutes on Memorial Day to also think of the people who have lost their children, parents, siblings, or friends to help the rest of us live in peace and prosperity.  I would like to thank all who have served and share my gratitude to those who have lost their lives in support of our country.

If your town isn’t on here, check the website of your local American Legion or VFW, or even your city website to see if there will be a ceremony.  If you aren’t able to find one, you could visit a larger event like the Military History Living Timeline at the Historic Fort Snelling.

Here is a list of Memorial Weekend Events on the Calendar:

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