To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

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To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

Throughout Memorial Day weekend many of your social media feeds will be filled with comments of people thanking veterans for their service, and while that's nice it's not the reason for this federal holiday.

During the flagging event, volunteers will place American flags at the foot of every veteran's grave in the cemetery, which is located on Baxter Avenue.

By the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate holiday traditions, celebrated on different days, had merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service.

In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the Troy VFW Post N0. The parade will form at the township park on Rock Spring Road at 10:30 a.m. Shuttle buses will run continuously between Sherwood Forest and the cemetery until 9:55 a.m.

Memorial Day should not be confused with Veterans Day.

Willamette Valley Concert Band: Memorial Day Patriotic Pops Concert, 7 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis.

The first service will be at 10 a.m.at the Applegate-Kennedy Cemetery, about two miles east of town on the corner of Blaine and Idaho streets. The concert, billed as "There's No Business like Show Business", will feature show music by Irving Berlin, Henry Mancini, Richard Rodgers and George Gershwin, and patriotic music to commemorate Memorial Day.

That's part of the objective of an additional Memorial Day resolution.

Participants for the 9:00 am parade should gather in advance in the Marlboro Savings Bank parking lot.

"The flags are already out but on Monday I will place a wreath on my son's memorial", Madison added. The cemetery is at 700 S. Government Ave.

Maple Plain: 10:30 a.m., program at Lewis Cemetery sponsored by Paul Stinson American Legion Post 514. Memorial Day is a day for remembering the men and women who died while serving.

"Flags-In" has been conducted annually since The Old Guard was designated as the Army's official ceremonial unit in 1948.

WINDHAM - The Windham American Legion will host a parade on Monday. He said it's a time to remember the friends he lost during the war and share their stories with the younger generation. The Congress, by Public Law 106-579, has also designated 3:00 p.m. local time on that day as a time for all Americans to observe, in their own way, the National Moment of Remembrance.

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