Day 175/365: Memorial Day, Small Town Style

Small Town America Celebrates Memorial Day

In small towns all over America people come together to celebrate Memorial Day. Its a day that typically starts with a ceremony at the cemetery honoring our military veterans who served in the various branches of the Armed Services and then continues throughout the day.

American Flag Ready to fly on Memorial Day

American Flag Ready to fly

Elmwood, Nebraska is no exception. The American Legion and color guard hold a ceremony, speeches are made, and veterans are honored. The boy scouts and local high school students are called upon to participate, raise flags and in this way they become part of history, part of the ceremony and part of a tradition of respect and patriotism to pass along to their children.

Elmwood Memorial Day Birthday Celebration

Elmwood, Nebraska 125th Birthday  Celebration

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The Saturday of Memorial Day weekend kicked off with the celebration of the 125th Birthday of Elmwood Nebraska and a town BBQ. Over 300 people attended, ate lunch, played games and socialized with family and friends. The theme of the day was “125 Years of Progress” and included a fun run/walk in the morning, museum tours, quilt show, Legion baseball game, and ended with a dance in the evening.

4-H Petting Zoo

4-H Petting Zoo

The local 4-H club brought various animals, piglets, rabbits, goats,  a cat, and a guinea pig, and two ponies for the kids to pet.  It was a popular area.

See the Bunny, Pet the Bunny...

See the Bunny, Pet the Bunny…

The theme of the game section was Minute-to-Win-It after the popular game show. It was so much fun to watch I didn’t get pictures of the contestants, but this girl was having fun with the random hula hoops on the side. Had to capture her tenacity. Something I couldn’t do.

Hulu Hoops

Hula Hoops

The American legion baseballs teams played during the afternoon and it’s a good excuse to hang out with friends, soak in the sun and visit the concession stand.

Baseball Concession Stand

Baseball Concession Stand

So however you spend Memorial weekend don’t forget the real meaning of the day. Take time to honor our veterans and military. Then have the picnic, barbeque and spend time with family.

Memorial Day History

Memorial Day – Holidays – HISTORY.com

Find out more about the history of Memorial Day, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com.

The Meaning of Memorial Day

The Constitution Center has programs to celebrate Memorial Day history from May 24-26. The museum will be offering arts and crafts activities for children, flag etiquette workshops and a main exhibition on the nation’s memorials as well as Memorial Day …

Memorial Day – Holidays – HISTORY.com

Find out more about the history of Memorial Day, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com.

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A little known fact about how Memorial Day started.

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