Job well done to Memorial Day planners

Published 8:03 pm Monday, May 30, 2016

A moving ceremony Monday morning at Memorial Stadium honored those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

While Veterans Day honors all who have served in the armed forces, Memorial Day specifically remembers those who died in service.

The day began as Decorartion Day after the American Civil War, the costliest in terms of human casualties in our country’s history.

A special thanks are due to those who planned Selma’s program. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3016 has been organizing the program for many years.

The program included the playing of “Taps,” presentation of flowers and remarks from Lt. Col. Steve Ruiz, with the Southside High School’s JROTC.

Later in the day at 3 p.m., the city and county has had sirens sounded as part of the “National Moment of Remembrance.”

Both moments were a nice way to recognize the tremendous price some men and women have paid for the freedoms we enjoy the Memorial Day weekend.