Memorial Day Weekend is generally regarded as the official kickoff to the summer season at the Lake of the Ozarks, but there is a lot more to this national holiday than hot dogs and fireworks. Memorial Day is a day to remember, appreciate, and honor the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in order to fight for our country’s freedom. Amidst all your festivities this weekend, the team at Deputy & Mizell reminds you to give thanks for all American soldiers and their families.
Origins of Memorial Day
- May 5, 1868 – (Three years after the Civil War) Major General John A. Logan declared “Decoration Day” be observed on May 30th to recognize and honor those who gave their lives on the battleground.
- May 1966 – President Lyndon B. Johnson officially declared Waterloo, New York as the “birthplace of Memorial Day.”
- May 1971 – Memorial Day was designated as the last Monday in May.
A Day To Honor Those Who Laid Down Their Lives
Have A Safe Weekend!
As you plan your celebrations for this weekend, don’t forget to dedicate some time to honoring the brave men and women who lost their lives on the battlefield. Life is short, so spend some time with those who matter the most to you this weekend. Remember that if you are ever in need of legal representation at the Lake of the Ozarks, our Camden County attorneys are here for you.