Did You Know? Memorial Day Facts!

Did You Know? Memorial Day Facts!

Did you know that Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day?  Soldiers would decorate the graves of fallen comrades in honor of their services.  While the title “Memorial Day” has been in effect since the 1880s, the holiday was not legally “Memorial Day” until 1967.  Memorial Day was initially celebrated each year on May 30th, but was changed to the last Monday of May to provide longer weekends due to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act.  Congress also passed a law in 2000 stating that all Americans are to pause at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day to honor the fallen.  So, when you’re enjoying your day off, and hopefully enjoying beautiful weather, take a moment to remember the true meaning of Memorial Day.  And attend a local parade or ceremony!

Memorial Day Events

Delaware:  5/30/16 at 10:00 a.m. – Ceremony at Oak Grove Soldiers Circle and at 12:00 p.m. – Dedication of the City’s Veterans Plaza at 1121 S. Houk Road.

Hilliard:  5/30/16 at 11:00 a.m. – Ceremony at Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

Powell:  5/30/16 at 10:00 a.m. – Parade begins on Grace Drive and goes West on N. Liberty Street.

Worthington:  5/30/16 at 10:00 a.m. – Parade begins at E. Dublin-Granville Road and goes south on High Street.

Note: The information here was correct at time of publishing, but weather and other issues can impact even the best laid plans.

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