SAINT JOSEPH’S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL
CELEBRATES VETERANS ON MEMORIAL DAY
Event to Take Place at Boynton Beach Cemetery on May 27th at 9:00 a.m.
WHAT: For the last six years, Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School’s Fifth Graders have been assisting the Boynton Beach Veterans Organization with a community service project in observation of Memorial Day. On Friday, May 27th in chapel, the Fifth Grade class, together with our School Chaplain, will conduct a special prayer service dedicated to honor the memory of fallen soldiers and to celebrate our great country and the gift of freedom we all enjoy – freedom that veterans fought so diligently to protect. Saint Joseph’s Fifth Grade class will assist by placing American flags on veteran gravesites as organized by the Boynton Beach Veterans Organization.
WHERE: Boynton Beach Cemetery, Corner of Woolbright Rd. and Seacrest Blvd.
FRIDAY, May 27, 2011
WHY: Traditional observance of Memorial Day has diminished over the years. Many Americans, including students, nowadays have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At some cemeteries, the graves of the fallen are increasingly neglected. Most people no longer remember proper flag etiquette for the day. While there are towns and cities that still hold Memorial Day parades, many have not held a parade in decades. Some people think the day is for honoring any and all dead and not just those fallen in service to our country. At Saint Joseph’s, we believe it is important to participate in activities such as the one planned on Friday to assist in educating our students on the history, meaning, and importance of Memorial Day.
CONTACT: Lisa Warren
Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School – Advancement & Marketing Office
Office: 561-732-2045 or Cell: 561-843-0731