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Monday, May 29, 2017

It's Memorial Day, Thank You For Your Service To All Members Of U.S. Military and Their Families From Roosevelt Island

Please take some time today on Memorial Day to remember the men and women of the United States Military who are currently serving our country, those veterans who have done so in the past, those who gave their lives and their families.



 From History.com:
Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while serving in the American military. 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. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer...

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day because it was a time set aside to honor the nation's Civil War dead by decorating their graves...
More on Memorial Day from History.com.

Did you know there is a Roosevelt Island Veterans Association and over 300 veterans live on Roosevelt Island?

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