Celebrate Our Devoted Soldiers

american-flagThis weekend marks the beginning of summer, but let’s not forget the real reason we celebrate Memorial Day: to honor the brave men and women who gave their lives to protect our freedom. 

Here are a few events being held in Frederick County to remember our devoted soldiers.

May 24-26: Last Full Measure of Devotion

Monocacy National Battlefield will offer programs on the history of Memorial Day and host a flag display in honor of those soldiers who fell during the Battle of Monocacy.  Volunteers are needed to place 2,200 Union and Confederate flags the morning of May 24.  8:30 a.m–5 p.m.

Monocacy National Battlefield, 5201 Urbana Pike       Frederick, MD      301-662-3515

 May 24, 2014: Memorial Day and Ice Cream Social

Fun for the little ones! Enjoy free ice cream, patriotic music & activities. Kids can decorate bikes, scooters, strollers & skateboards and join the kids’ parade. Toiletry donations for troops are being accept from 11 a.m – 2 p.m.

Middletown Park, 7628 Coblentz Rd.        Middletown, MD        240-626-6669

May 25: A Walk through Memorial Park

A walking tour through Memorial Park to discuss the history of the park, Memorial Day and the monuments in the park. The tour will take approximately 45 minutes. This is the 15th year of this event. Meet at the Ten Commandments monument at 10am.

Memorial Park, 2nd and Bentz St.        Frederick, MD                 301-694-0829

Have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend!