5 Facts About Memorial Day You Did Not Know

 
 

 

1. Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day

It is not clear where the traditions of Memorial Day began, but not long after the Civil War ended, several cities began holding tributes in the spring for the soldiers who fell during the war. People would honor the fallen by decorating their graves and praying.

 

2021 Memorial Day

 

 

A solemn mnemonic to remember and honor those whom gave the ultimate sacrifice while in service in the defense of our great nation during conflict.

 

 We salute you and rest in eternal peace.

 

We will not forget you.

 

Lawrence G. Romo

National Commander

American GI Forum of the US

 

 

 

OBITUARY

Albert Gonzales

OCTOBER 19, 1951 – MAY 7, 2021
Obituary of Albert Gonzales

Albert earned his wings on May 7, at home surrounded by his family. Albert was a caring and loving family man who devoted his time to his granddaughter’s hockey games. As he always said, “number 6 on the ice but number 1 in my heart.”