Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Memorial Day

Memorial Day
Our office will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th.  If you have an emergency, please be sure to call our office at (480) 844-2224, and follow the prompts.

Memorial Day is officially celebrated on the last Monday during the month of May. Memorial Day is dedicated to service men and women who gave their lives for freedom and country. It is also a time to remember loved ones who have passed away. The roots of Memorial Day observance, goes back to 1865 and the end of the Civil War.

Memorial Day was traditionally held on the 30th of May. In 1971, Congress changed it to the last Monday, in order to afford a three day holiday weekend. Regardless of the date, we encourage you  follow Memorial Day tradition: attend a parade, and visit a cemetery to honor and remember our serviceman. Take time to remember lost loved ones in whatever way you feel appropriate.   

Did you Know? Memorial Day was first called Decoration Day. It was changed to Memorial Day in 1882.

To learn more about Memorial Day, you can click on this link to find out 7 little known facts about our nation’s holiday.