Posted on May 20, 2015
Memorial Day commemorates United States men and women who died while in military service for their country. Memorial Day first began as a way to honor the dead Union soldiers of the Civil War and was continued after World War I to include American casualties of any military action.
The National Moment of Remembrance is a way to honor our fallen military heroes on Memorial Day. How to participate? At 3pm local time on Memorial Day, Monday May 25, pause for one minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service. Moment of Remembrance event coordinator Carmella LaSpada says, “It’s a way we can all help put the memorial back in Memorial Day.”
Do you have a senior family member or client that is a military veteran? Memorial Day might be something they would like to recognize, talk about or attend an event for. Remind them, if they don’t know already, of the Moment of Remembrance and offer to observe it with them or visit one of the local memorial sites in the county.
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY EVENTS FOR MEMORIAL DAY 2015
MEMORIAL DAY VETERAN'S REMEMBRANCE in SLO
May 25 @ 11am
American Legion Post 66 of San Luis Obispo will honor Veterans with a special ceremony.
San Luis Cemetery Mausoleum and Memorial Gardens
2 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo 93401
MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY AND BBQ in Atascadero
May 25 @ 12pm
Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial will have music and a community BBQ following the ceremony. Pulled pork sandwich, salad, chips and a drink $7.
Atascadero Lake Park, Hwy 41 and Portola Rd, Atascadero 93422
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