The Meaning of Memorial Day

Link Submitted by Past Commandant Nathan Pratt.


From the VVA website:



In 1868, the Grand Army of the Republic—an organization formed to recognize the brotherhood of American Civil War Veterans—designated the 30th day of May for “decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country” asking their members to “in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect.”


Their hope was that memorial services would continue every year as long as any “survivor of the war remains to honor the memory of his departed comrades.” The Grand Army of the Republic was dissolved in 1956, but their legacy continues in our annual recognition each Memorial Day.


Today, organizations like Vietnam Veterans of America serve an important role in maintaining the sacred tradition of commemorating, honoring, and remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our country.


This Memorial Day, VVA Leadership will be present at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial for a ceremony of honor and remembrance, and thousands of communities across the country will host services and ceremonies. We invite you to learn more about other Memorial Day events hosted by VVA Members, Chapters, and State Councils across the nation.


This Memorial Day we join together in honoring the memories of those we have lost.

9 views0 comments

Associate Member Of The Year

Members  * (Disabled)

THE VILLAGES® is a registered trademark of Holding Company of The Villages, Inc.  The Marine Corps League, Detachment 1267, Col. Phillip C. DeLong,  www.mcl1267.org, (herein known or referred to as MCL and or Detachment 1267, and or Col. Phillip C. DeLong, and or derivatives thereof,   is not affiliated with, or sponsored by, Holding Company of The Villages, Inc. or its affiliated entities.

 

Since January 30th 2007, the MCL Det 1267, has used "The Villages, Florida" only as an identifier as to the physical location of where MCL Det 1267, operates as a "non profit", "Veterans Service Organization, and whereas the base of our members reside.  "The Villages, Florida" covers a portion of (3) counties (Lake, Marion, and Sumter Counties), and touches on the multiple municipalities of the following: Colman, Dallas, Fruitland Park, Lady Lake, Leesburg, Oxford, Summerfield, and Wildwood, Florida. 

This site is best viewed on a desktop computer.  The mobile version does not offer all functions or available links.

©2018, Revised and updated 2020, Please report broken links to the Webmaster using the contact form above,  

Proudly created with Wix.com

*  Must be a member to access this link