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: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news052113.htm.