Congratulations to all of our 2017 graduates. Whether you are graduating from High School, or College, graduation marks the beginning of a new phase in your life. New doors will open, new opportunities will present themselves, there will be new obstacles to overcome, new successes to celebrate and new people to meet.

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there,” Theodore Roosevelt. Best wishes to you all.

Memorial day is a federal holiday that is observed to remember the people who died while serving in our country’s armed forces. Memorial day was originally called Decoration Day and was a time established to decorate the graves of Union war soldiers. It wasn’t until the 20th century that both the Union and confederate holiday traditions were combined into what we celebrate as Memorial day and was extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service. The decorating of war heroes graves with flags has grown to include traditions like people gathering and placing flowers on graves of family members, including a reunion of family and friends and often times includes a picnic meal on the cemetery grounds. Memorial day is a time to remember the men and women who have died while serving while Veterans day celebrates the service of all military veterans. To all the men and women who served and have left loved ones behind you may be gone but you will never be forgotten.

If you live in the Dennard area and have a Memorial day event you would like to share, news, or a part of our history that you would like to share, call, text email, or message me on my Dennard news Facebook page, 501-253-4716 or 501-757-2750.