Remembering Memorial Day

As we slide into the start of summer with an extra long weekend for some, we ask that you take time to think about what Memorial Day really is about.

It’s not about “HUGE SAVINGS!!!” or the community pool finally opening, Mudbug Madness, or even the burgers and hotdogs on the grill.

Memorial Day is a time to remember the countless men and women who have served our country, and ultimately lost their lives defending our freedom. It’s not a day to thank our veterans (that’s Veterans Day in November–but you should do that anytime) or our current men & women serving (Military Appreciation Day—again, still thank them anytime!) but a day to remember those that are no longer with us.

We ask you to respectfully fly your flags, and take a moment to pause and remember why we really celebrate Memorial Day.

Our community is doing its part this Memorial Day weekend, and you’re invited to attend any of the events below.

  • 2019 Memorial Day Program – 11 a.m. Monday, May 27 at Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery on 7970 Mike Clark Rd., Keithville, LA – Keynote speaker will be John Mercer, Disabled American Veterans Department Commander
  • Hempstead County Memorial Day Ceremony – Monday, May 27 9:30 a.m. (musical tribute) and 10 a.m. (ceremony) on the front lawn of the Hempstead County Courthouse at 400 South Washington, Hope, Ark.
  • Remembering Those Who Served – Shreve Memorial Library will hold this event from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, May 24 at 603 Latimer St., Mooringsport
  • Weekly Craft Memorial Day Flags – Shreve Memorial Library will hold this event from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday, May 24 at Hwy 71, Hosston
  • Harrison County Memorial Day Ceremony – 11 a.m. until noon Monday, May 27 at Meadowbrook Funeral Home on 1804 S. Washington, Marshall, Texas – Guest speaker will be Bob Snead, U.S. Army Warrant Officer (ret.)
  • Tolling of the Bells Ceremony at 2 p.m. at the Lowe-McFarlane American Legion Post on 5315 S. Lakeshore Dr., Shreveport
  • Memorial Day Observance Ceremony – 8 a.m. Monday, May 27 inside the Sunrise Amphitheater at Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery on Hwy 80 East, Haughton. Guest speaker will be Retired Lt Colonel Monte Parker from the Air Force

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