Memorial Day is a federal holiday where we remember the men and women who died for us while serving in the county’s military. Observed on the last Monday of May every year, Memorial Day started as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868. On this day many people visit cemeteries and volunteers place American Flags on graves at national cemeteries.
We thank all of our service men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we may live in freedom. May God bless you and your families on this day.
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In 1908 the US Congress rejected the first proposal to make Mother’s Day a national holiday. Their reasoning was that they would also have to make a Mother’s-In-Law Day also.
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Event Dates and Times
5/12/2017 – 5/13/2017
The Meridian East/Toomsuba KOA campground, located at 3953 KOA Campground Road in Toomsuba …
14th Annual ‘Big Weekend’ Event Offers Special Deal for Campers While Raising Funds for Children’s Camps
KOA NEWS SERVICE (April 6, 2017) – The Meridian East/Toomsuba KOA campground, located at 3953 KOA Campground Road in Toomsuba, is offering campers a special Saturday of camping for just $10 to benefit KOA Care Camps for children with cancer. The Care Camps Big Weekend event will be held Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13.
Campers who stay as paying guests on Friday, May 12 will receive another night of camping on Saturday, May 13 for just $10. The entire $10 fee will be given to KOA Care Camps, a network of 112 independent oncology summer camps for children battling cancer.
Last year, more than 25,000 camping families stayed at nearly 400 participating KOA campgrounds in the U.S. and Canada. KOA campgrounds have several fun events planned that are designed to both entertain campers and help raise funds to support KOA Care Camps. Care Camps provide a true summer camp experience for children with cancer and their siblings. Last year, the Care Camps Trust donated more than $1.4 million to the 112 camps, allowing hundreds of children to attend at no charge.
“The kids who benefit from these Care Camps depend on the generosity of campers throughout North America,” said Wade Elliott, chairman of the Care Camps Trust. “The funds raised all year long by campers has really become an essential part of the cure for these young cancer victims.”
The Big Weekend event has also become the official start to the summer camping season for thousands of camping families in North America. It is a great way to reconnect with friends and family, give camping a try, or just pull your RV out to your local KOA and get it ready for a fun summer camping season. At the same time, you get to help raise funds to send some very deserving children to a much-needed summer camp.
Campers can to go www.KOA.com to see a list of participating campgrounds and make their reservations for available Tent Sites, RV Sites or Cabins.
Kampgrounds of America is celebrating its 55th Anniversary in 2017. KOA, the world’s largest network of family-friendly campgrounds with more than 500 locations in North America, was born on the banks of the Yellowstone River in Billings, Montana in 1962. For more information, go to www.KOA.com or visit the KOA Pressroom at www.koapressroom.com.
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