Happy Memorial Day! I hope you have exciting plans to enjoy the weekend with your loved ones. While it's a perfect time to savor delicious hot dogs and take a swim in the lake, let's not forget the true significance of this day. It's an occasion to pause and express gratitude for the brave individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice in safeguarding the freedoms we cherish.
If you're seeking a fresh approach to celebrating, consider honoring the fallen in a meaningful way. You could visit a local memorial or cemetery, participate in a remembrance ceremony, or engage in acts of service to support veterans and their families. These gestures can help us truly appreciate the spirit of Memorial Day while showing our respect and appreciation for those who gave their lives in service to our country. Perhaps these ideas can get you started!
Walnut Creek Memorial Day Event
Monday, May 29th, 10:00 a.m., Civic Park
Plan to spend part of your Memorial Day in Walnut Creek for the City’s annual tribute to the men and women who gave their lives in service to our country. Mayor Silva will reflect upon the lives of Walnut Creek residents who were killed during the Korean war. Patriotic music will be provided by the Walnut Creek Concert Band.
The commemoration will end with a procession across the street to the Veterans Memorial outside of City Hall, and the playing of Taps and lowering the flags to half-staff.
Can’t Make it to an Event? Consider participating in the National Moment of Remembrance
On Memorial Day, at 3:00 p.m., a cherished tradition known as the National Moment of Remembrance occurs in the United States. This solemn occasion calls upon people across the nation to pause and observe a moment of silence as a tribute to the courageous military personnel who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country.
During this poignant moment, individuals are encouraged to contemplate the selfless acts of these brave men and women and express gratitude for their unwavering commitment and service. The National Moment of Remembrance aims to foster a sense of unity and reverence, transcending differences and bringing people from all walks of life together to pay homage to those who have laid down their lives for their nation.
May you have an enjoyable, reflective, and safe holiday weekend.