Memorial Day is a day to remember, as men and women in the U.S. military serve around the world. This day is set aside as an American holiday, the last Monday in the month of May to honor those fallen heroes and heroines who died while serving in the United States military armed forces.
First called Decoration Day, originating in years following the Civil War, Memorial Day was declared an official federal holiday in 1971.
The late, great U.S. President Ronald Reagan stated in part during a Memorial Day tribute to our fallen soldiers, airmen, sailors and marines:
“If we really care about peace, we must stay strong. If we really care about peace, we must, through our strength, demonstrate our unwillingness to accept an ending of the peace. We must be strong enough to create peace where it does not exist and strong enough to protect it where it does. That’s the lesson of this century and, I think, of this day. And that’s all I wanted to say. The rest of my contribution is to leave this great place to its peace, a peace it has earned.”
Our peace today is preserved by the fallen and those who serve bravely today domestically and around the world. May we honor and remember sacrifices made by heroes of the yesteryear, to enable us to salute those serving today.
Join the Waskom Community, Host Penny Yohn and Waskom Mayor Jesse Moore Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 10:00 AM at the Restland Cemetery, located at 593 Restland Cemetery Rd, Waskom, TX 75692, for a tribute and celebration for those who served and sacrificed.
Refreshments will be served.