Memorial Day a Time for Honor, Respect and Appreciation

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The True Meaning of Memorial Day

Tom Pastore will talk about the history and true meaning of Memorial Day. What is should be vs. what it has become.

Tom will also share the new Seminole County, FL Memorial Day Proclamation.

  • Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.
  • Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. 
  • Learn more at: www.usmemorialday.org/backgrnd.html
  • "We cherish too, the Poppy red
    That grows on fields where valor led,
    It seems to signal to the skies
    That blood of heroes never dies" . Moina Michael
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  • Seminole County Memorial Day Proclamation
  • PROCLAMATION of the SEMINOLE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
  • DECLARING MAY 28, 2012 AS NATIONAL MOMENT OF REMEMBRANCE PARTICIPATION DAY IN HONOR OF MEMORIAL DAY.
  • NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Seminole County, Florida that we hereby proclaim May 28, 2012 as National Moment of Remembrance Participation Day in Seminole County in honor of Memorial Day.
  • READ INTO THE OFFICIAL RECORDS this 22nd day of May, 2012.

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