Memorial Day Ceremonies
In honor of Memorial Day, the Norris Lions Club annually hosts a gathering at the Norris Lions Club Pavilion for fellowship and a light breakfast. Following this there is a brief ceremony and wreath-laying in front of the Post Office next to the Norris Memorial Plaque and flagpole. The Tablet of Recognition of all known Norris area veterans is updated annually for display at this event.
"Our purpose, as in years past, is to provide an opportunity to honor those departed patriots who have served in our military during peace and war, many of whom made the ultimate sacrifice for our Nation,” explains Lion Wayne Morris. “Every year on Memorial Day, the Norris Lions post our National Colors throughout the Commons for this solemn and significant holiday. We hope everyone will take time out of this special day to join in remembering and honoring the many who have given so much to provide us with the freedoms we enjoy.”
In December 2000, Congress passed a “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution asking that at 3 p.m. local time each Memorial Day, all Americans will “voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to ‘Taps.’” This is also an appropriate time to remember the sacrifices and suffering of those family members who have lost loved ones in the ongoing conflict and all of our past wars.