Memorial Day Military Timeline Event

Event Description

Following the American Civil War, a “Decoration Day” began in communities across America remembering soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Senator John A. Logan, a former Union officer on staff with Major General William T. Sherman, was instrumental in making this a formal national day honoring our fallen soldiers, which became Memorial Day. Join military living historians representing the American soldier of all time periods throughout our nation’s history.  


There will be a special tribute to the American soldier at the Unity Monument at 3pm.  This ceremony will only occur on Saturday.  If you are an active or retired military personnel, we would like to recognize you and your contribution to our country's freedom during this ceremony.