Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. It marks the start of the unofficial summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.
Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.
Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.
In Memory: 19th Annual Memorial Day Silent March - Tribute to All Fallen Soldiers
Monday May 29, 2017 10 a.m.
The public, all Valley Veterans and their families are welcome to participate on this 1-mile "Silent March." The March starts at the corner of HEB on Central Boulevard and Boca Chica ending at our Brownsville Veterans Park next to the public library.
Remember to bring your lawn chairs and umbrellas.
Knights of Columbus, the Brownsville Marathoners Running Club, and Cobbleheads will provide refreshments.
The Ceremonies will be conducted by:
The American Legion Post 43
VFW Post 2035
The American Vietnam Veterans of Brownsville
The City of Brownsville
City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department
The flag raising ceremony will immediately follow the Silent March.
For more information call: 956-492-8469, 959-542-8967, or 956-542-2064.