Good Morning, Carson Valley: Memorial Day Edition

Posted By on May 25, 2015

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Jen Dillwith sent in this photo last year of Max Dillwith, a sixth-generation Carson Valley resident, helping his grandfather Dennis Bruns raise the flags at the Garden Cemetery in Gardnerville to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.

Jen Dillwith sent in this photo last year of Max Dillwith, a sixth-generation Carson Valley resident, helping his grandfather Dennis Bruns raise the flags at the Garden Cemetery in Gardnerville to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.

Staff Reports

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — We start out today with a photo from last year that speaks volumes about the meaning of a day that can often get overwhelmed with camping, yard work or backyard barbecues.

For those that have fought, and those that have ultimately given their lives for the freedom to live in a place like we do and enjoy the freedoms we have, the words ‘Thank you’ just don’t begin to do them, or their families, justice.

Nonetheless, we say ‘thank you.’

So why do we celebrate Memorial Day at the end of May? It originated as Decoration Day after the Civil War in the 1860s (though the exact origination date is disputed) when an organization of Union veterans established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves with flowers of those who had died in the war.

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There is a 40 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms and showers after noon today, though otherwise we should have partly sunny skies and a high up around 71 degrees. This is the last day in the near future with a hint of rain in the forecast as we’ll see mostly clear skies for the remainder of the week.

That’s a full lid on this holiday morning. Take care out there and have a great day.

 

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