First Baptist Church of Gentry
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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Memorial Day

Date: Monday, May 28, 2018
Time: -
Location: FBC Office

The Church Office will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.

     All too often around Memorial Day we tend to forget exactly why the holiday was created:   to honor those American men and women who died during combat.

The holiday, instituted in 1866 in the wake of the Civil War, was first known as Decoration Day. It was set aside to remember both Union and Confederate soldiers alike. 

     It's crazy to imagine, but during the Civil War we lost more Americans (620,000) than we did in both World Wars combined (521,000).

By the 1880's, the holiday came to be known officially as Memorial Day. A federal mandate in 1971 set the observance on the last Monday of May. 

     Fly your American flags at half-staff until noon on Monday.


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