Memorial Day

Memorial Day has been part of the fabric of America for almost 150 years. Originally called Decoration Day it was created to decorate the graves of those that served in the military as a way of honoring them. We continue that tradition today by observing Memorial Day.

This day holds a special place for my family -- both of my grandfathers served in WWII. They fought for this country and helped to protect our Democracy. Every year, I take time to reflect with my family on their service and the service of others. More than just a start to summer, it's a chance to thank those who've served.

As you head out of town or use the weekend to enjoy all that Raleigh has to offer, enjoy time with family and friends but also remember the meaning of this weekend. We wouldn’t be the country we are today without the service of women and men who keep us safe. 

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