Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Today

The T. Nulty Post 471 American Legion in Iselin will observe Memorial Day today by putting flags on the graves of veterans in local cemeteries, to be followed by a solemn service at the post home, located at 25 Brown Avenue in Iselin. All are welcome to attend the service in honor and memory of the Veterans who have served our country.

Originally called "Decoration Day," Memorial Day was founded in 1866 when Waterloo, NY, set aside this day to lay flowers on the graves of soldiers. It became popularly observed throughout the country in the years following the Civil War; approximately 620,000 lives were lost during that war, which is the deadliest war in American history.

The American Legion invites everyone to spend some time honoring the many, many soldiers who have sacrificed their own lives to preserve America's freedom.

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