In Honor of Memorial Day 2016, our Rincon and Statesboro offices will be closed on Monday, May 30th.
Thank you to all who have given the ultimate sacrifice to this great nation, and to the friends and families who have shouldered the burden of loss. To all who have, are, and will continue to serve our country – Thank You.
Memorial Day, first known as Decoration Day, is a long standing tradition in the United States, as outlined by USMemorialDay.org:
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America.
Regardless of the exact date or location of its origins, one thing is clear – Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor our dead. It was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic.
On the first Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, and 5,000 participants decorated the graves of the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there.
As always, we thank you for your continuing support and dedication.