Memorial Day was originally referred to as “Decoration Day” and was started on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan. Wanting to honor those who gave their lives for our freedom during the American Civil War, the 30th of May was recognized as a day of remembrance because it was not the anniversary of any particular battle. Memorial Day is now observed on the last Monday in May, where a “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution asks that at 3 p.m. local time all Americans pause for a moment of silence.
As we remember those who gave the greatest sacrifice, the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement team wishes you and your family a safe Memorial Day. There are no scheduled bridge detours or closures on the holiday.