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In 1868, General John Logan called for a nationwide day of remembrance for those who died defending their country. President Ulysses S. Grant presided over the first Memorial Day ceremony on May 30th, 1868 at Arlington National Cemetery with 5000 people in attendance. Speaking on that day was future President James A. Garfield who said: “If silence is ever golden, it must be beside the graves of 15,000 men, whose lives were more significant than speech, and whose death was a poem the music of which can never be sung.”
Every day Bateman Funeral Home is proud to serve our community, and most especially our veterans. Since 1914, we have had the honor of celebrating the memories of thousands of loved ones. Join us this month in honoring those who have passed away, particularly our fallen soldiers.
Here are three ways to honor your loved ones and those who have given their all for our freedom this Memorial Day:
Celebrate the National Moment of Remembrance at 3:00 PM to honor the memory of a fallen soldier or loved one.
Take a picture, or write a post on social media, of one thing you are grateful you have because of your freedom for one week, and join us in #RememberingMemorialDay.
Come to the Memorial Day celebration at Eureka Cemetery on 1101 NE Yaquina Heights Dr, Newport, OR 97365 at 11:00 AM to honor those who have serve through poetry, a speech by Brian Norris, and listening to taps.
"We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause." Ronald Reagan
From our family to yours,
Bateman Funeral Home