Friday, May 22, 2009

Memorial Day 2008

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 25 in 2009). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the civil war), it was expanded after World War I to include American casualties of any war or military action.

I and the Versailles Legion invite you to the services at Cliff Hill Cemetery and the Town Square in Versailles. These services start at 10 AM at Cliff Hill then again at the monument on the town square.