City Holiday - Administrative Offices Closed
City offices are closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
About Memorial Day
Memorial Day honors members of the military who have died.
Previously known as "Decoration Day" because of its tradition of decorating the graves of fallen service members, its origins are rooted in the Civil War. The first high-profile memorial event was held on May 30, 1868, at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
Some states continue to recognize Memorial Day on May 30. However, in 1971, federal lawmakers changed the national observance date to be the last Monday in May. They also made sure the day would honor military members who died in any American Wars, not just the conflict between the North and South.
In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson declared Waterloo, N.Y., the official birthplace of Memorial Day, although a handful of other towns also claim to be have been the first to observe the day of remembrance in an organized fashion.
Monday, May 30, 2022 | 12:00 AM
- 11:59 PM