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Month of May is time to remember and honor

On May 29, our country celebrates Memorial Day. It’s the day we remember and honor those who gave their lives protecting our freedom. Almost everywhere in the world, people have designated a special day to remember those who died in battle and to honor the family and friends they left behind. Thousands of Americans will gather in Washington D.C. for the National Memorial Day Parade to share the story of honor and sacrifice that spreads across generations.

In Thomasville, where Mills Home is located, Memorial Day is celebrated with great pride. The day begins with a wreath-laying ceremony at the North Carolina Vietnam Veterans Memorial located two miles south of Thomasville along I-85. The annual Memorial Day Parade follows, and free hot dogs and soda are served at noon.

Thousands from all over North Carolina attend making the celebration one of the largest of its kind in the southeastern United States.

May is filled with other special occasions.

May 14 is the time we honor and celebrate our mothers. On Mother’s Day churches make special presentations. Families gather for lunches honoring moms. For others, the day is a time to treasure the memories of their late mothers.

May is also a time of college graduations.

Parents and grandparents gather to celebrate the momentous occasion.

May is a time of weddings. John and I will celebrate 44 years on May 19 – so many special memories