The Menominee American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Unit 146 would like to take this time to reflect with the community that on Memorial Day, and throughout the year, to remember those veterans who fought, and courageously gave of their lives while serving in America’s Armed Forces.
Since Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day from the American Civil War era to honor Union soldier casualties, it was not until after World War I that it was extended to include all men and women who died in any war or military action. The current name for this day did not come into use until after World War II.
Memorial Day is now a federal holiday and observed the last Monday in May.
The American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization, and has been advocating for our veterans, and military since 1919 – 100 years. The ALA members exemplify “Service, not Self” through countless volunteer hours, programs, conferences, and with an increased presence in Washington, D. C. with the American Legion Family to give a voice for 3 million veterans, military, and their families.
The American Legion Auxiliary promotes Americanism, and encourages love of country, and to display pride, and respect toward the United States of America and its flag. In addition, we encourage patriotism, and support of the Constitution of the United States, the military, and to enjoy the freedom we live in from the sacrifices of our veterans.
The American Legion Family encourages the community to attend the following Memorial Day services in Menominee on May 27 as follows: Birch Creek Cemetery – 7 a.m.; Veterans Color Guard parade – (Band Shell to Veterans Memorial Park) - 8:45 a.m.; Riverside Cemetery (Veterans Memorial Section) – 10:00 a.m.
Remember your freedom, and never forget the fallen veterans.