Last Updated on May 23, 2015 by cassnetwork
“On Memorial Day, the United States pauses to honor the fallen heroes who died in service to our Nation. With heavy hearts and a sense of profound gratitude, we mourn these women and men — parents, children, loved ones, comrades-in-arms, friends, and all those known and unknown — who believed so deeply in what our country could be they were willing to give their lives to protect its promise. Our hearts ache in their absence, but their spirit gives us strength to continue their work of securing and renewing the liberties that all Americans cherish and for which these heroes gave their last full measure of devotion.”
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Memorial Day, May 25, 2015, as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time during which people may unite in prayer.
I also ask all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day. I request the Governors of the United States and its Territories, and the appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff until noon on this Memorial Day on all buildings, grounds, and naval vessels throughout the United States and in all areas under its jurisdiction and control. I also request the people of the United States to display the flag at half-staff from their homes for the customary forenoon period.
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE: The Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the Logansport City Building. Participants will then march to the Cass County Government Building, 6th Street Bridge and then to the Civil War Monument and Legion Circle in Mount Hope Cemetery. There will be speakers at each stop.
Services at the Walton Cemetery begin at 1 p.m.
GRISSOM AIR MUSEUM:
Grissom Air Museum exists to honor the men and women who have served orare serving our nation from Bunker Hill/Grissom Air Force Base, as well as to share their stories with the public. Memorial Day was created to honor the incredible sacrifices Americans have made to defend our freedom. It is vital that we the public, through the help from the museum, share these stories of valor with our families, especially our children and grandchildren.” All military service men and women are welcome to share those stories in our Hall of Honor whenever they feel comfortable to do so. Please contact Jim at 574-398-1451 for more information.
The museum will be open daily, Monday-Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 12-5, from now until Labor Day.
FLAGS AT HALF STAFF UNTIL NOON
Governor Mike Pence is directing flags at state facilities statewide to be flown at half-staff Monday in honor of Memorial Day. Flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon on Monday, May 25. Governor Pence also asks businesses and residents to lower their flags to half-staff to pay tribute to the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defending our nation and our freedom.
MAIL: Retail services at Post Offices throughout Indiana will be closed on Monday, May 25 in recognition of Memorial Day. Regularly scheduled mail delivery, PO Box and caller services will also be suspended for the holiday.
GOVERNMENT: Municipal Utilities and Logansport City Offices will be closed Monday, May 25th, in honor of Memorial Day. There will be no trash service on Memorial Day, May 25. Trash pickup schedule will be one day behind for the remainder of the week with a Saturday pickup.
The Cass County Government Building will be closed Monday.
The Eel Township Trustee‘s office will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day. The office will be open for business as normal on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 8:00 am.
BMV: All BMV license branches will be closed Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.All branches will resume their regularly scheduled business hours on Tuesday, May 26. For a complete list of branch locations and hours, visit myBMV.com.