Monroe County Offices Closed Monday for Memorial Day; Veterans Affairs to Attend Two Ceremonies
MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 29. On Monday, Monroe County’s Veterans Affairs Department will participate in the Memorial Day wreath service at 10 a.m. at the Key West Veterans Memorial Garden at Bayview Park and is co-hosting with VFW Post 10211 a ceremony at the Murray Nelson Government Center at 11 a.m.
Ceremonies in Monroe County include:
“Memorial Day is the day our nation honors our service members who lost their lives in defense of our freedom,” said Monroe County Veteran Affairs Director Cathy Crane. “These men and women bravely made the ultimate sacrifice, and for that, we as a nation are eternally grateful.“
Memorial Day is traced back to the end of the Civil War and was known as Decoration Day, a day when graves of fallen soldiers were decorated in memory of their service. In 1971, Congress made Memorial Day a national holiday on the last Monday in May to pay tribute to those who died while serving in the military.
For more information on Monroe County Veterans Affairs, visit www.monroecounty-fl.gov/va, or call 305-453-8777.
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