I was dropping off an application for a Buyer to apply to a condo association in Tamarac, Florida. The President of the association told me the interview had been cancelled because it fell on, “Decoration Day”. Not wanting to be rude, I just nodded and asked when it would be rescheduled.
Back in my car, I thought, “Decoration Day? In what country, I thought we honored those who died in service on Memorial Day (since the day he was referring to was the 27th of May).
Well, ignorant be me! Decoration Day is Memorial Day. That was the first time I had ever heard Memorial Day referred to as Decoration Day. My generation grew up with Memorial Day and his generation grew up with Decoration Day.
I’m not overly concerned about what they call it. I am interested in taking the time to honor, men and women who sacrificed their lives, so that many could live.
In the town I call home of Coral Springs, Florida, we will honor these brave men and women of our military who gave so much. Please join the City of Coral Springs for a special Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 27 at 9 a.m. The Ceremony will be at Veterans Park, located at 8601 Royal Palm Boulevard (just east of University Drive).
Join us in remembering all veterans and their families who give so that we may enjoy the freedoms we have today. For more information, call 954-345-2200.
Hope to see you there!