In 1966, the federal government, under the direction of President Lyndon Johnson, declared Waterloo, New York, the official birthplace of Memorial Day. They chose Waterloo—which had first celebrated the day on May 5, 1866—because the town had made Memorial Day an annual, community-wide event during which businesses closed and residents decorated the graves of soldiers with flowers and flags.
They Died for Their Country…
War of 1812
World War I
World War II
(2003-current) 687 (as of April 15, 2004)
Memorial Day is a very special occasion….a day when our great soldiers laid down their lives for the only cause of humanity….so that we can live and grow in a healthy and peaceful environment. So come and lets join hands on the Memorial Day to pay tributes to these soldiers…..