Green River Star -

By Ted Barney
Green River City Councilman 

Notes from Town Square: Memorial Day, a time for reflection


Memorial Day weekend is almost upon us.

What does a three-day weekend have to do with the City of Green River? Perhaps looking at the history of Memorial Day can help answer that question. Throughout the history of mankind, various people have visited the final resting site of their loved ones and family. Memorial Day in the United States has its beginnings with the Civil War. In the early 1860s various groups of people began a yearly observance to honor the fallen veterans by placing flowers on their graves. Some were war widows remembering their loved ones and others were former slaves d...

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