Let's remember our fallen heroes on Memorial Day this Monday. Memorial Day weekend might be a great way to "kick off" the summer season, but let's remember why we enjoy this weekend in the first place.
Memorial Day is a day to remember those brave men and women who have given their lives to defend our freedom. It's also a good time to show support for those who have been wounded while protecting our nation. These heroic men and women sacrificed their futures so that we as a nation might enjoy a and safer and stronger future.
So while celebrating and having fun this weekend, do take a bit of time to remember why we have an opportunity to enjoy a three-day weekend each May. Let's not forget the deeper meaning of the day.
In the Charlotte, North Carolina area you can attend Memorial Day observances on Monday, May 30th to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defending our nation all around town. Here are three places where you can paricipate and honor the fallen:
Lake Park Memorial Day Ceremony
Time: 11:00am till noon
Where: Veterans Pond at 3708 Faith Church Road in Lake Park, NC 28079
The Village of Lake Park, Parks and Recreation will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony to honor the men and women who died while serving our country at Veterans Pond, located on Creft Circle behind Faith United Methodist Church.
Speakers at the 2016 Lake Park Memorial Day Ceremony will include veteran Sean Kilbane (United States Army Reserves) and US Army Sergeant Michael Verardo and his wife Sarah. The keynote speaker will be US Air Force veteran Harvey Mayhill. Martin Falls, representing the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs, and Village of Lake Park Mayor David Cleveland will also speak athe Memorial Day Ceremony.
Gaston County Memorial Day Observance
When: Monday, May 30th
Time: 10:00am till 11:30am
Where: Gaston Memorial Park at 2205 Williamsburg Drive in Gastonia, NC 28054
This annual event is sponsored by the Gaston Memorial Park and Carothers Funeral Homes in conjunction with the Gaston County Veterans Council. Patriotic music by the Gaston Symphonic Band begins at 9:45 a.m.