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Memorial Day Commemoration in Devendorf Park

On Monday, May 28, American Legion Post 512 and the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea will commemorate Memorial Day.  Believe Inn will definitely be there for the events, which include:

  • memorial day commemoration, devendorf parkRinging of the WWI Memorial Bell, located at Ocean and San Carlos, at 11:00 a.m.
  • Speeches by the mayor and various local dignitaries in Devendorf Park.
  • Color Guard presented by the Monterey High Junior Navy ROTC Cadets program.
  • Open House at American Legion Post 512, located on Dolores between 8th and 9th, after the ceremony.

For more information, please call American Legion Post 512 (831- 624-9941) or Cindi Lopez-Frincke, Community Services Assistant (831-620-2020).

How much do you know about Memorial Day?  Believe Inn was surprised to learn that this federal holiday, once known as Decoration Day, began after the Civil War as a memorial for Union soldiers who had died in the conflict.  During the war, ladies’ organizations and schoolchildren in the South had decorated Confederate graves in various cities.  Each region had its own date, although it was often in May.  In the 20th century, Memorial Day was broadened to honor all Americans serving in the U.S. Armed Forces who died in all wars.

Memorial Day has also been an occasion to remember our loved ones, regardless of whether they served in the military.  After 1968, when the holiday was moved from May 30 to the last Monday in May, Memorial Day became a long weekend devoted to family gatherings, fireworks, trips to the beach and swimming pools, and, of course, the Indy 500 Race.

Please join us on May 28 as we remember those who died in the cause of freedom.  If you have visitors in town for the holiday, Believe Inn Monterey and Carmel Hill Lodge are the perfect places for them to stay!  To find out about lodging and reservations, call 831-373-3252 or 1-888-551-4455.

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