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City to celebrate Memorial Day with patriotic festivities

by | May 21, 2015 | Uncategorized

By Patty Montagno

Staff Writer

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The city of Sachse is inviting the community to honor Sachse Veterans. The event will run from 11:30 a.m. to noon May 25 in front of city hall. Committee Chairman and councilman Brett Franks predicts the festivities to be short, yet very moving.

“We will have presence from city officials as well as members of the police and fire departments,” he said. “We anticipate a large crowd.”

A memorial wreath will be donated by Lizzie Bee florist and placed on the Veterans Memorial in front of the city hall complex by Lt. General US Army Retired Charles Eichelberger.

There will be a featured speaker and the ceremony will conclude with a bugler playing taps.

Franks explained that May is National Military Appreciation Month.

“Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military,” he said. “Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.”

Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades.

“It is unclear exactly where this tradition originated,” he said. “Numerous different communities may have independently participated in the memorial gatherings.”

In 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May in order to create a three-day weekend for federal employees; the change went into effect in 1971. The same law also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday.

 

 

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