Did You Know …

Focused on honoring American military men and women who died while in service, Memorial Day is observed the final Monday in the month of May. Here are a few facts about the holiday:

  • It became a federal holiday recognized the last Monday of the month of May in 1971.
  • It was initially known as Decoration Day.
  • The US flag is supposed to fly at half-staff until noon on this day.
  • It is common for volunteers to place flags on the graves in national cemeteries
  • In 1966, President Johnson named Waterloo, New York as the initial location of Memorial Day

Take time this Memorial Day to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for this county.