Memorial Day at Grace

05/20/22 20:47

Originally know as Decoration Day

Memorial Day At Grace

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May each year, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades and ceremonies. Veterans' organizations here in the Massapequas pay their respects to their fallen comrades at ceremonies insuring that we always remember their sacrifice.     

Here at Grace Church wooden crosses are placed by local boy scout troops around the Church flag pole and flags are placed on veterans' graves at Grace Cemetery recognizing the men and women who died defending freedom and our nation around the world. This is coordinated by parishioner Dennis Dietrich, a long-time leader of veterans organizations in the Massapequa and in Nassau County.  

On Sunday, May 29 our Mass is dedicated to the nation's veterans who gave their all so we can live in a free nation with liberty and justice for all

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