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Memorial Day 2017

Only one holiday honors fallen American veterans, evokes family barbecues and marks the unofficial start of summer. Memorial Day 2017 does just that!

Memorial Day is a patriotic holiday and a federal holiday observed every year on the last Monday in May. It honors those who died serving the United States military. It is also seen as the start of the summer season.

All non-essential government offices are closed including schools, people usually have the day off work, and some local businesses may not be open as well.

Memorial Day Quotes:

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”

John F. Kennedy

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I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”

Nathan Hale

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Memorial Day isn’t just about honoring veterans, it’s honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that’s a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It’s a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it.”

Pete Hegseth

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“On what rests the hope of the republic? One country, one language, one flag!”

Alexander Henry

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Memorial Day 2017 Poem:

© Victor C. Kleinschmit

Someone’s child, left long ago,
A strange land,
Someone’s foe. An unmarked grave, fields of green,
Resting quiet,
Just eighteen. Winds of freedom, wash us now,
Remember him,
This I vow.

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