Memorial Day is Opportunity for Reflection in Valparaiso

By: Valpo Parks Last Updated: May 25, 2012

Valpo-Parks-Duty-Sacrifice-FountainThe City of Valparaiso, the Parks Department and the Parks Foundation encourage families, friends, and individuals this Memorial Day holiday weekend, to remember those who have served and given the ultimate sacrifice. A wreath has been placed in memoriam at the base of the Service Memorial at Foundation Meadows at 3210 N. Campbell; all are welcome to visit this sacred place and pay tribute or spend time in personal reflection.

Memorial Day originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars, a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. There are numerous opportunities throughout the region to commemorate Memorial Day.

On Saturday, May 26, 2012, there will be a Civil War veteran headstone dedication and South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail launch ceremony at 10:30 a.m. at Maplewood Cemetery, Sturdy and Penna Hill roads off U.S. 30 in Valparaiso. A historical veteran grave tour will follow.

The City of Valparaiso and the Parks Department and Foundation wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day Holiday Weekend.