Posted on May 23, 2019
Animal Recreation & Rehabilitation Center
We will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019, MEMORIAL DAY. Memorial Day once known as Decoration Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Although Memorial Day did not become an official holiday until 1971, its origin dates to post civil war. By the late 1860's Americans had begun honoring those who died in the civil war by holding tributes and decorating their graves. A national moment of remembrance takes place each Memorial Day at 3:00 pm. For more information go to www.history.com.