Memorial Day in Liberty County
Memorial Day is a day to honor and mourn those men and women who died while serving in the United States military. Memorial Day was known as Declaration Day when it first began after the civil war. General John A. Logan, the commander-in-chief of the Union veterans’ group, chose the date of Declaration Day because there were no anniversaries of any known Civil War battles. It became a national holiday in 1971. Each year on Memorial Day a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 pm. On Memorial Day there is a long-standing tradition people wear a red poppy flower as a sign of remembrance to those fallen in war.
We are very proud of the long history that we have in Liberty County of providing strong support for our military. Typical Memorial Day plans usually include grilling with friends or family; however, it is important to remember the day’s true meaning. There are a variety of locations you can visit to take a moment to honor those fallen soldiers.
1. Fort Morris
Fort Morris will have its Memorial Day Commemoration on Saturday, May 29th from 10 am-4 pm. They will have Revolutionary War solider talks, along with musket and cannon firing demonstrations. Take a walk and explore the fort while admiring the view of the St. Catherine’s sound.
2. Veterans Memorial Walk
The Veterans Memorial Walk is located in Bryant Commons. With a paved walkway, this is a nice place to stroll and pay your respects to all military veterans. You’ll have plenty of peace and quiet for a moment of reflection to appreciate the sacrifice the men and women in the armed forces have made. The walkway pays homage to all branches of the armed forces as it encircles a small pond. Each branch of the military is represented with a flag flying proudly along the walkway. Check out the Veterans Memorial website for more info & click here.
3. Warriors Walk
On Fort Stewart there is Warriors Walk. This is dedicated to those soldiers and attached units of the 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield who served in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. The walkway is lined with 469 crepe myrtle trees to honor each of those soldiers. On this walkway, we remember the sacrifice our soldiers made for their country.
4. 3rd ID Museum
Tour the history of the 3rd Infantry Division at the 3rd ID Museum. With more than 14,000 square feet of space featuring exhibits on the origin of Camp Stewart to the history of the division, as well as notable moments and soldiers, we’re sure you’ll find something to enjoy!
Memorial Day is the unofficial mark of the beginning of summer. Take this Memorial Day weekend to spend time with family, explore Liberty County and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
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