Happy Memorial Day!

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Memorial Day Celebrations

Happy Memorial Day from Contra Costa Living! Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday of each month as a way to honor the men and women who gave their lives for the United States. The idea for the holiday started after the American Civil War, in which thousands of men died. It was not until after World War II that the holiday started recognizing both men and women in the military.

There are many ways to celebrate Memorial Day, including:

  • Visit a cemetery in your area and place flags and flowers on the graves of fallen heroes.
  • Pause at 3 p.m. for the National Moment of Remembrance that is recognized throughout the country.
  • Visit wounded or disabled veterans at a VA office or hospital in your area to thank them for their service.
  • Attend a parade in your town. Many towns hold Memorial Day parades to help thank the fallen men and women of the military.
  • Learn more about the American flag and what it symbolizes.

For more information on ways to celebrate Memorial Day throughout Contra Costa County, contact All About Contra Costa.