Memorial Day Celebration
Monday, May 27, 2019
Veterans Event Center, 925 W. Conover Drive, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Gather at 9:30 a.m. Ceremony will begin at 10 a.m.
Join us as we honor all service men and women with a Memorial Day Celebration.
Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2019 occurs on Monday, May 27. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings, and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.
Early Observances of Memorial Day
The Civil War, which ended in the spring of 1865, claimed more lives than any conflict in U.S. history and resulted in the establishment of the country’s first national cemeteries.
By the late 1860s, Americans in various towns and cities had begun holding springtime tributes to these countless fallen soldiers, decorating their graves with flowers and reciting prayers.
Each year on Memorial Day, a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time.
It is unclear where exactly this tradition originated; numerous different communities may have independently initiated the memorial gatherings. Nevertheless, in 1966 the federal government declared Waterloo, New York, the official birthplace of Memorial Day.
Stay at the Comfort Suites Hotel in Grand Prairie to be a part of the Memorial Day Celebration
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Comfort Suites Grand Prairie is 5.2 miles from Veterans Event Center.
The Comfort Suites Grand Prairie is located equidistant between DFW Airport and all of Arlington’s major attractions including Veterans Event Center, Traders Village, Six Flags over Texas, Six Flags Ripley’s Believe It or Not and more.
If traveling with a family or for leisure in general, our hotel near Arlington puts you minutes from all the major theme parks and sporting/concert venues. Don’t miss out on all the exciting things to do in DFW while staying at the Comfort Suites Grand Prairie.
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