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. 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.
2023 Event Details:
Monday, May 29th
9:30 Musical prelude by the Golden State Brass
10:00 Formal program begins
Keynote Speaker: Sgt. Kurt Roggli
Kurt Roggli was born in Georgia in 1947. He grew up as an Air Force brat, living in Alaska, Newfoundland, Massachusetts, Tennessee and California. Kurt was a soldier in the US Army from 1967 to 1970 where he was stationed in Korea. He attended graduate school at UC Davis where he received his degree in Philosophy. Kurt retired as adjunct professor of Philosophy. He is married with one child and three grandchildren. Kurt enjoys playing music and is the immediate past Noble Grand of the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge.
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