In this photo, a Korean War (1950- 1953) veteran walks through the Farmer's Market on Sandy Ridge. We all marveled at how easily he still fit into his uniform, given that he is at least 75- 80 years old. He wore the uniform with pride, maintaining it impeccably from shoes to necktie to insignia to hat. Likely, he attended one of the morning events honoring those who died while serving their country. We heard several people thank him for his service. Here is our photo from last year. We hope you have time to view it too.
Memorial Day, also known as Decoration Day, is the day Americans remember men and women who died while serving their country. Unlike Veterans' Day, Columbus Day, and President's Day, many businesses still close in observance of Memorial Day. Traditionally, Memorial Day marked the beginning of summer and the end of the school year. This year, the last day of school in Greensboro (Guilford County) is June 10th. Let's hope students, with their families, took time out of their three day weekend to remember those who gave their lives for our country. May the school children see peace in their lifetime.