California: Governor Newsom Proclaims Memorial Day 2023
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SACRAMENTO ~ On May 11th, 2023, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation declaring May 29th, 2023 as "Memorial Day" in the state of California. The proclamation honors the courageous men and women who have laid down their lives to protect our cherished freedoms and way of life.

The tradition of Memorial Day dates back to Decoration Day in 1868, when communities across the country gathered to pay tribute to those who had made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. In 1971, Congress established Memorial Day as a national day of remembrance for all Americans who have perished in our nation's wars.

In honor of these brave souls, Governor Newsom has ordered that flags be flown at half-staff on all state buildings and grounds throughout California on Memorial Day. He has also invited all Californians to participate in the National Moment of Remembrance at 3:00 p.m., a shared moment of silence recognizing our fallen heroes who put their country before all else.

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Many Californians will take part in ceremonies at the state's three veterans cemeteries, nine national military cemeteries, and hundreds of local cemeteries where the fallen rest. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund recently brought "The Wall That Heals" to several California communities, and many towns and cities pay homage to their own sons and daughters lost in war with poignant local monuments.

Governor Newsom concluded his proclamation by expressing his gratitude for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and his commitment to respecting and caring for veterans still here with us today.

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