Friday, May 25, 2012

Happy Memorial Day to all of our Veterans and their Families!

Memorial Day is being observed this year on Monday May 28th.

It commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the
military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the
American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification
after the Civil War), it was expanded after World War I.

Many people observe this holiday by visiting cemeteries and
memorials. A national moment of remembrance takes place at
3:00 p.m. local time. Another tradition is to fly the flag of the
United States at half-staff from dawn until noon local time.
Volunteers often place American flags on each grave site
at National Cemeteries.

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars take donations for
poppies in the days leading up to Memorial Day; the poppy's
significance to Memorial Day is the result of the John McCrae
poem "In Flanders Fields."

In addition to remembrance, Memorial Day is also used as a
time for picnics, barbecues, family gatherings, and sporting
events. One of the longest-standing traditions is the running
of the Indianapolis 500, which has been held in conjunction
with Memorial Day since 1911.

Please join us in celebrating our brave Men and Women who
have given their life defending our freedom.

Happy Memorial Day to all Veterans from your friends at The Zabbia Insurance Agency,

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