Weekly Announcements, May 27, 2021

IN-PERSON SUNDAY SCHOOL, JUNE 6

In-person Sunday School is back! Beginning on June 6 we will start meeting at 10:00am in the Session Room, next to the Church Office. This is later than our pre-COVID meeting time of 9:30am. We will NOT have Cafe in between the class and the start of the Worship Service at 11:00am. We are slowly returning to normal. Please join us to study the Word of God and then to Worship Him with joy!

MEMORIAL DAY HISTORY

The American tradition of Memorial Day began more than 100 years ago. It was at the end of a brutal war, a war in in which brother fought brother and the best of friends became the worst of enemies. It was the Civil War, one of the worst wars ever fought by the people of this nation, and it was fought on our own soil.

At the end of this war, family members of the many soldiers slain in battle would visit the grave sites of their fallen relatives or friends and decorate their graves with flowers. On May 5, 1868, General John Logan proclaimed this day a holiday through his General Order no. 11. The day was entitled Decoration Day. Decoration Day was first observed on May 30, 1868.

“Soldiers Memorial Day” was designated as a day “for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet churchyard in the land.”

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