Avondale Memorial Day Candlelight Service
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Memorial Day was borne three years after the Civil War ended, and it was officially proclaimed on May 5th, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. General Logan declared May 30th as time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.
Years later, the history of Memorial Day and sacrifices of those whom served our country remains honored to this day. That’s why Avondale and various community groups will once again will offer a service to honor the men and women who have served our nation. There will be a candle-lighting ceremony, a Scottish-American military-remembrance table presentation and more at the Memorial Day Candlelight Service on Monday, May 30th from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at Avondale City Hall, 11465 Civic Center Drive, Avondale. This event is free and open to the public. For more details, please visit avondale.org or call 480-735-4881.
Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend, and thank you to all who have served and fallen for our country. – Joe
Joe Bourland, PC
The Bourland Group