I hope you are able to spend time with family and friends and reflect on the purpose of Memorial Day.

From https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/memorial-day-history    

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Military.  Memorial Day 2022 will occur on Monday, May 29.

Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day began with an idea from General John Logan as a way to honor the fallen soldiers of the Civil War. The first celebration on May 30, 1868, was held at Arlington National Cemetery with a crowd of 5,000 people decorating the graves of over 20,000 military personnel with flowers. Memorial Day became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades and road races. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.

May road races – https://www.runohio.com/index.php/events/397-may-2023-event-calendar 

June races posted soon - http://runohio.com/index.php/events 

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Have a Great Summer.

Matt McGowan