Hello, everyone. Memorial Day is on Monday, and while everyone is looking forward to a day off from work or school, with possibilities of beach time or barbecues, I would like you to take a moment to stop and remember.
Remember those who have given some, remember those who have given all.
Memorial Day began originally as Decoration Day, and was a way to memorialize the civil war veterans.
But now it's been a few years, and a few more wars and conflicts. And we as a country have lost more than a few of our soldiers.
This county has lost a few students, a few parents, a few brothers and sisters. They died defending this country. They died defending you and the freedoms you have.
Here in Martin County, there will be a parade and a memorial service held by the Veterans Council of Martin County. The parade starts at High School Avenue at 10 a.m., and is followed by a service at Memorial Park at 11 a.m.
This is a special ceremony this year, as there will also be a dedication of 13 America's War plaques. Each one commemorates a war our country has been a part of.
If you can, stop by and honor the memories of those who are no longer with us by acknowledging the dedicated work of the area's veterans.
Memorial Park is located on East Ocean Boulevard in Stuart. If you can't make it, just take a moment at 11 a.m. and stop what you're doing.
And remember them.
Dawn Krebs is an associate managing editor of Hometown News and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.