Memorial Day - May 25th, 2020

Posted on May 22, 2020

 The City of Fort Wright deeply regrets to inform you that we have had to cancel our Annual Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the quarantine orders from the Governor. 

We are already looking towards next year when we can spend this special moment of reflection together, but this year we must celebrate together yet apart. To that end, we want to call your attention to those who have served our country and made the ultimate sacrifice by encouraging city-wide recognition of National Moment of Remembrance.

The National Moment of Remembrance asks Americans, wherever they are at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day to pause for a duration of one minute to remember those who have died in military service to the United States. 

The time of 3 p.m. was chosen because it is the time when most Americans are enjoying time off work for the National Holiday. This moment was first proclaimed in May 2000 and was put into law by the United States Congress in December 2000.

Please take a few moments on this Monday and join us, wherever you may be, as we think of the sacrifices made and the lives lost in pursuit of our freedoms.