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Memorial Day Closures Tomorrow

Posted: Sunday, May 27th, 2012 at 6:26 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel


Tomorrow is Memorial Day a time set aside to honor those who gave their lives serving in the Armed Forces.  Most government offices and many businesses will be closed including the Washington County Mini Bus.  The day originally known as Decoration Day originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official holiday in 1971.

The holiday is often thought of as the unofficial start of summer and the summer driving season.  In addition to official Memorial Day ceremonies, many will visit friends and family, have backyard barbeques and establish various displays of patriotic sentiment.

To learn more about Memorial Day traditions and history, follow this link.