Memorial Day

Monday is Memorial Day, an American holiday honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. All Kelso Schools and offices will be closed in observance.

Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season. You can learn more about the history of Memorial Day here.

As you enjoy the upcoming three-day weekend, please take a moment to remember and honor those who gave all.