Greetings from your Department of Public Works! A beautiful Memorial Day weekend is upon us. This Monday is a day of rememberance, celebrating the lives of those fallen for freedom, and of all veterans and loved ones now gone. First celebrated in 1868, the Federal Government declared "Memorial Day" a federal holiday in 1971.
The Municipal Center Drive and Tinton Falls Village Green are decorated to celebrate this important day. So whether you are "grillin' " or just "chillin' " this weekend why not:
Get outside and breathe the fresh air of Freedom!
Enjoy one of our parks!
Attend a Memorial Day ceremony at the Village Green!
The Department of Public Works wishes you a safe and glorious Memorial Day weekend. And please don't forget to "REMEMBER"!
How is the 3rd U.S. Infantry associated with memorial day? Since the late 1950's on the Thursday just before the Memorial day, around 1200 soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry place small American flags at each of the more than 260,000 gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery. They then patrol 24 hours a day during the weekend to ensure that each flag remains standing. In 1951, the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of St. Louis began placing flags on the 150,000 graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery as an annual Good Turn, a practice that continues to this day.