Happy Memorial Day from The Morning Thing 5/30/16

Memorial-Day

Today is a wonderful holiday with a rich history. Did you know that Memorial Day dates back to 1866, right after the nation was recovering from the Civil war.
Do your kids know “why” we celebrate on the last Monday of May?
Click HERE for some wonderful ways to teach your kids more about the real meaning of this special holiday.

What will you and your family do to today to celebrate Memorial Day?
There are many local activities happening.

Memorial Day celebrations across Knox County
Memorial Day ceremonies are scheduled for this morning across Knox County.

The city of Mount Vernon will hold a parade through the town square beginning at 10:30 this morning. A program with the theme “Home of the Free Because of the Brave” will follow at the Public Square.

The village of Fredericktown will have a flag raising and laying of the wreath on the east side of the Square at 9:45 this morning and a parade at 10 beginning at Forest Cemetery. There will also be a program to conclude the event in the Cemetery.

Danville Memorial Day activities include a parade from the Square to Memorial Park at 10 a.m. and a speaker at Memorial Park after the parade.

Centerburg’s parade starts at 10:30 this morning at the post office finishing with an 11 o’clock service at Eastview Cemetery.

Utica’s Memorial Day service begins at 11 this morning at American Legion Post 92 on Washington Street.

Click HERE for 5 ways that your family can celebrate Memorial Day this year.
Have a wonderful holiday!

(photo from www.listenspeaklearn.org)

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