Memorial Day

May 29

Veteran's Memorial Arch | Memorial Park | 1300 W 11th Ave


Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868. By the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate holiday traditions, celebrated on different days, had merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service.

Visit the Memorial Arch at 1300 W Eleventh Avenue and see the only Triumphant Arch of it's type in West Virginia, built to honor Veterans of WWI. There will be a wreath laying ceremony at 11am.

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