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Sequatchie County Memorial Day observance planned for Monday
Karen House
May 25, 2018, 1:25 p.m.

May 25, 2018 – Monday is Memorial Day, a day of remembering those who have died in the Armed Forces and the traditional start of summer in the United States. All government offices will be closed, and there will be no mail delivery.

A Memorial Day Ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. CDT on the lawn of the Sequatchie County Courthouse in Dunlap.

Every year, the last Monday in May is observed as Memorial Day, a day in which Americans remember those who have given their life on behalf of this country on the field of battle. This year it falls on May 28.

On this day, the flag of the United States of America is raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.

The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service of their country. At noon, their memory is raised by the living, who resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.

In 2000, Congress passed the National Moment of Remembrance Act, asking people to stop and remember the fallen for one minute at 3 p.m.

DUNLAP HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

  • All city, county, and federal offices closed.
  • Normal trash pick-up Friday, May 25
  • Recycling pick-up TUESDAY, May 29
  • Trash pick-up SATURDAY, June 2