In 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which moved four holidays, including Memorial Day, from their traditional dates to a specified Monday in order to create a convenient three-day weekend. The change moved Memorial Day from its traditional May 30 date to the last Monday in May. The law took effect at the federal level in 1971.
At 10 on that morning, Harbor Beach will hold military honors at Rock Falls Cemetery. The parade starts at 10am at the American Legion Hall on Trescott Street the goes through downtown ending at Veteran’s Park.
Port Huron and Marine City honor the veterans with their parade at 10am too.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Lexington invite you to join them at to remember those who help keep the country safe at 11am.
Port Austin pays tribute to the men and woman who've served at 11:30am.
At noon, Port Sanilac blesses the fleet with a 21 gun salute and echo taps from their area chapter of the VFW.
St. Clair's American Legion post will have their parade at 1pm and a ceremony at Memorial Park.
Along with honoring those who've served and kept us safe, there's quite a few other events happening over the upcoming long weekend too.
their annual city wide garage sale. You never know what you'll find!
Feast of the Ste Claire. Held at Port Huron's Pine Grove Park, this event has been a long running tradition in the city with our periods of early Michigan history are brought to life with reenactors living in historic-style camps demonstrating daily life of these eras.
Also in Port Huron, Saturday you can meet the artists, instructors and students of Studio 1219 and participate in free art demonstrations and art projects at the annual Hands on Art event.
Thumb Arts Guild Spring Exhibit in Port Austin.
The Lady’s Slipper Festival at Huron County Nature Center welcome you to join them for food, fun, crafts, music and activities for all ages this Saturday and Sunday.
On Saturday, enjoy the greatestAmerican and British hits from the 1960s through today when Your Generation rock the Lexington Village Theatre.
Another sure sign that summer is just around the corner is that plenty of the Farmers Markets will be open. Port Sanilac and Harbor Beach are on Friday. Port Huron and Port Austin have theirs happening on Saturday.
To find out more about these shows and plenty of other happenings in our area Discover The Blue at our events page.
What are your plans for this long weekend?