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Gratitude for those that have served our country

distressed flag with soldiers silhouettes veterans dayMemorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, has been honoring the men & women who have died while serving in the U.S. military since May 1868 when it was established by General John A. Logan, commander-in-chief of the Union veterans’ group known as the Grand Army of the Republic wanted to recognize the more than 620,000 soldiers killed in the Civil War. In 1971 it became a federal holiday.

As our lives become busier and busier, we tend to forget why we have this special recognition and often fill the days off with BBQ’s and social gatherings but we should remember to take some time to realize the sacrifice that many men & women made so that we would be able to have these gatherings and for many a much deserved day off!

Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center would like to express our gratitude to all those who have served protecting our freedom this Memorial Day. As we all enjoy our family, friends & weekend plans, please know that your sacrifice does not go unnoticed and you will be remembered always.

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