Saturday, May 28, 2011

Memorial Day Events in Shreveport

Memorial Day weekend is, as we all know, about much more than a day off work and firing up the grill.  Last year Steve and I attended the Memorial Day service at Greenwood Cemetery and I lamented the low attendance at the event.  In case you're from around here and looking for a way to remember and observe the holiday, these are some options:

Today, Forest Park Cemetery (both locations) will have complimentary flags to place on the grave site of your veteran:

The cemetery grounds are open today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for family visitation, the celebration is from, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The staff at Forest Park Cemeteries are providing complimentary flags for placement on veteran grave sites as well as serving refreshments to all those in attendance.

The Shreveport Times has a listing of events including the annual "Wreath Casting on the Waters" at the American Legion Post on Cross Lake.  There are observances in Keithville, Oil City, and at Hillcrest.

The annual ceremony at Greenwood Cemetery will be at 2:00 Monday.  This was a very moving ceremony last year and Steve and I plan to make it an annual event.  We drove by there yesterday evening to see if flowers had already been left at the graves of the Kelley (brothers?) and they have.  I'm consumed with curiosity about those boys and would love to know their story.

Today, we're headed to Minden for the afternoon so I can do some photography for Milly's Facebook page.    Then it's back home for some overdue rest.  We'll take some time this weekend to remember and thank those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom and I hope you will, too!

Enjoy your weekend!

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