It's more than barbeques, mini-vacations, and a day off from work, or special retail sales events this coming Monday, May 28th.
It's Memorial Day, when we salute those who've served (and are still serving) our country to protect our freedoms and way of life...
According to a U.S. Army Facebook page:
A coin left on a headstone lets the deceased soldier’s family know that somebody stopped by to pay their respect. Leaving a penny means you visited.
A nickel means that you and the deceased soldier trained at boot camp together...
Here's a look at the Memorial Day Observances happening in the Tri-Cities...all are Monday.
*Riverview Heights Cemetery, 10th and Olympia Kennewick. 9am observance Monday
*Desert Lawn Memorial Cemetery, 10th and Union Kennewick, 12 noon observance Monday.
The REAL reason we celebrate Memorial Day isn't about barbeques, sales or such. It's those who sacrificed to preserve our freedoms. We invite you to attend any of these events saluting these men and women.