Victory honors fallen servicemembers May 25 – June 2

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To honor those who gave their life to ensure our freedom this Memorial Day, The Victory Club will display photos of fallen servicemembers in the Living Room from Friday, May 25 through Sunday, June 2.

If you have a loved one who died fighting for our country, please send his or her photo to Christine by Wednesday, May 23. Be sure to include your loved one’s name and in which war or military action they died.

We invite all Victory members to stop by the Living Room between May 25 and June 2 to recognize and remember these heroes.

What is Memorial Day?

Observed on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day started as an event to honor soldiers who died fighting in the Civil War. After World War I, Memorial Day was extended to include all American military personnel who died in any war.

Many people confuse Memorial Day with Veterans Day. Veterans Day, which is celebrated in November, honors all American veterans of war.

How will you observe Memorial Day?

It’s traditional to fly the US flag at half staff on Memorial Day from dawn until noon.

Many people visit cemeteries and memorials to honor those who died in military service. Volunteers often place an American flag on each grave.

These fallen soldiers have families who mourn their loss every day. The loss of these heroes has created a void for the loved ones they left behind. We must never forget those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to guarantee our freedom.

We must not wait a generation to say thank you like we did with our Vietnam veterans. After all, they gave their tomorrow so that we could enjoy our Memorial Day picnics and pool parties surrounded by family and friends. They gave their lives so we could be free.

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