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Memorial Day 2017

Posted by Julie Slappey on Monday, May 29th, 2017 at 10:36am.

This coming Monday, May 29th, we will observe Memorial Day, when we gather with family and friends to remember soldiers who died while protecting our country.  The official federal holiday was originally called “Decoration Day,” a day of remembrance enacted immediately following the Civil War.  In 1968, Congress established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May, and now it is a three-day weekend that marks the unofficial start of the summer season. 

Parades celebrating armed service members take place every year on Memorial Day in Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C.  For local parades and events on Memorial Day in and near Metro Atlanta, visit  

Several local communities will host live music, craft fairs, and fireworks to celebrate and remember our troops. Two of our favorites a little closer to home are the Fireworks at Lanier Islands and the Stone Mountain Memorial Day Weekend Salute the Troops, a weekend-long celebration that includes a laser show.

Americans across the globe will stop at 3pm (local time) on Monday, May 29th to observe a national moment of silence in recognition of the ultimate sacrifice paid by our soldiers.  We at Peggy Slappey Properties will be joining them, and we encourage you to do the same.  We wish you all a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend! 

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