Latest News – May 22
It Will Be Memorable in Saguache This Weekend!
Memorial Day Weekend marks the officials start to the summer season. And things are no different in Saguache Today! This first one post honors those who gave their lives in service to the country. So enjoy all the festivities, but make sure to take the time to remember what Memorial Day is all about!
While there has been some initially confusion about this weekend’s activities, Terry Gillette, Commander for the American Legion Garcia Post 110 has confirmed that the unit will conduct the traditional Memorial Day ceremonies in the Saguache area cemeteries on the morning of Memorial Day – Monday, May 29. The group will begin at the Hillside Cemetery Veterans Memorial at 10 a.m., then continue to the old Chicago Cemetery at 11 a.m. The public is encouraged to join these heart-felt traditions that honor those who fought for American freedoms!
Poppies Comemorate Veterans’ Sacrifices
It’s that time of year again when the ladies from the Garcia Unit 110 American Legion Auxiliary approach you with the memorial poppies on Memorial Day Weekend. For over 70 years the American Legion Auxiliary has sponsored poppy day to remind Americans that millions have sacrificed their lives and health to keep America strong and free.
After World War I the poppy flourished in Europe and quickly became the symbol of the sacrifices made by servicemen and women. So when you are offered one of these poppies, make a donation, take one and wear it proudly in honor of veterans!