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Happy Memorial Day

Memorial Day Celebrations

My fondest memory of Memorial Day was 22 years ago! My youngest daughter, Julie, was born on May 15 and the Memorial Day Parade was the 1st parade she every went to! The parade was filled with kids who had decorated their bikes and scooters, my kids included! Soccer teams, baseball teams and Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts marched in the parade! The highlight of the parade was when from the middle of the bridge, a wreath was thrown into the Fox Lake! The wreath symbolized all of the men and women who gave their lives for our freedom! From there the entire town gathered at the Community Club for hot dogs, chips and a baseball game! It was perfect!

I know this year we will not have the same Memorial Day Celebrations! Many towns across the country have had to cancel Memorial Day Festivities. I think there are still ways to ensure that Memorial Day can be special! Did you know that each year on Memorial Day at 3:00pm there is a moment of silence in remembrance for those who have died while serving in the military? Place American Flags on the graves of buried service men and women. Wear red, white and blue on Monday to show your patriotism! Give thanks for our freedoms! God Bless America and all of those who have served!

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.

John F Kennedy


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