Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2018 occurs on Monday, May 28. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.
Rochester Minnesota Ways to Honor our Veterans:
• 9:30 a.m. Procession from the American Legion to the Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial
• 10:00 a.m. Memorial Day Program at the Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial
• Memorial Day Bash at the VFW Post 1215
• Memorial Day Grilling Event, Hyvee North (benefiting the Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial) 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
We live in the land of the free, because of the brave. Celebrate these strong and remarkable individuals on this special day of the year.