ON MY MIND Voluntarism
Americans are big on volunteering. People volunteer everywhere, in schools, senior centers, hospitals, and many other non-profit organizations. They volunteer in local communities and on mission trips... Posted on 4/8/10 at 6:15 PM
When appraising the significance of Memorial Day by means of how it is traditionally observed by many “Woodburyians,” one might conclude what the day memorializes is its cultural status as the unofficial first holiday of summer.
A tradition which dates back more than 150 years continues to bring veterans and families together in Woodbury. The tradition: Paying tribute to deceased war veterans and decorating their graves, also known as Memorial Day.
Imagine: One sunny summer day you hear the sound of police sirens and quickly look just in time to see the flash of lights as a police car turns the corner. Soon you hear the approaching wail of additional sirens and become aware of more officers in the chase.
Despite a persistent freezing rain that fell throughout the afternoon, more than 200 people, many of them current and past military service members, gathered for Veterans Day last Tuesday outside of Woodbury City Hall.
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