Roosevelt Islander Online: America Celebrates 2022 Memorial Day

According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):

In observance of Memorial Day, the newly renovated Lighthouse Tower will be
illuminated red, white and blue from Saturday May 28th through Monday, May

Roosevelt Island Historical Society
(RIHS) President Judy Berdy
shares these photos taken last evening
of our
Lighthouse bathed in Red, White and Blue
in honor of Memorial Day. 

Please take some time today on Memorial Day to honor the men and women of the
United States Military who died while serving our country as well as their

According to

Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and
women who died while serving in the American military. Originally known as
Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became
an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by
visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating
in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer…

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day because it was a time set
aside to honor the nation’s Civil War dead by decorating their graves…

Some more photos from Ms Berdy

of the Red, White and Blue Roosevelt Island

 in honor of Memorial Day.


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