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Taking a moment to honor on Memorial Day


Before firing up the grill on Memorial Day, take a moment to honor those whose lives were lost serving in the U.S. military. The national moment of remembrance occurs at 3:00 p.m. to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation. 

Memorial Day, which was historically named Decoration Day, began after the Civil War and was officially recognized as a national holiday in 1971. 

Many observe Memorial Day by paying respects at cemeteries or memorials, gathering with family and participating in or attending parades. However you enjoy Memorial Day, remember our fallen heroes.

Brenda Jones Barwick, The Oklahoma 100

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