Due to the state’s ongoing Stay Home, Stay Safe order, the organizers of the Port Huron Memorial Day Parade had to cancel the Downtown Port Huron Parade and the ceremony at the Eternal Flame Monument in Pine Grove Park.
However, they are asking Blue Water Area residents to proceed with observing the holiday and paying respect to our nation’s heroic men and women who sacrificed their lives for our country.
“Perhaps if each person in the Blue Water Area could observe a moment of silence at 12 noon as a show of respect for our fallen soldiers, we could still consider this another successful Memorial Day Celebration.” organizers said in a press release.
Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May, the 25th this year, and became an official federal holiday in 1971. WGRT joins our community in its strong tradition of honoring members of the U.S. military and their families, and we are grateful for their sacrifices for our freedom.
Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand