Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of the summer tourist season. But it is much more than that. Memorial Day is our national holiday in memory of all the fallen heroes of the United States Armed Forces.

Memorial Day (originally known as Decoration Day) was established after the Civil War to honor Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the War Between the States.

Today we remember all of the men and women who have given their lives for our country. May they rest in peace.

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is a tribute to a wonderful man who served his country in time of war, and did much for Ocracoke Island, Marvin Wyche Howard (1897-1969). You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous7:39 AM

    Memorial Day, the importance of which is the responsibility of individual towns. On a local level organizations are compelled to sponsor events to educate and remind today, the generations that benefit from those men and women sacrificed in the name of freedom. Freedom is not free. Is the observance and solemn nature lost in the preparation to entertain the international or unaware tourist? When you have a chance thank a Veteran for their service and ask if they used the GI Bill.

  2. Anonymous4:11 PM

    I don't think we can ever thank them enough.