Kitterman Woods knows we all love a long weekend but, do you know what Memorial Day is really about?
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. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Please join local veterans, community leaders and residents in honoring those who have bravely served our country.
If you would like to attend, the City of Port St. Lucie Memorial Day Service it will be held Monday, May 29 at 10 a.m. At Veterans Memorial Park, 2100 SE Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Port St Lucie.
The 2017 Memorial Day Ceremony is organized by United Veterans of Port St. Lucie and the City of Port St. Lucie. This special event will include a rifle salute, live patriotic-inspired music by the Port St. Lucie Community Band, resounding of taps and more. Retired U.S. Air Force MSgt. Catherine LaValle, president of the American Military Retirees Association Chapter F11 and chairwoman of United Veterans of Port St. Lucie, Inc., will join Port St. Lucie Mayor Gregory Oravec in welcoming attendees. The guest speaker will be LTC Gillian Boice, United States Army Retired. The service also will include a wreath-laying tribute for veterans who have died in the past year.
Seating is limited, so early arrival is recommended and lawn chairs are welcome.