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Notice of Holiday Closure - Memorial Day 2020 (Photo) - 05/21/20

***NOTICE OF HOLIDAY CLOSURE***

Memorial Day 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  - May 21, 2020

 

            (Roseburg, Ore.) The Douglas County Board of Commissioners would like to remind citizens that government offices in the Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 SE Douglas Avenue, Roseburg, Oregon, as well as the Douglas County Justice Building, Douglas County Courthouse Annex, Transfer Stations, Landfill and All External Douglas County Government Offices will be closed to the public on Monday, May 25, 2020, in observance of Memorial Day.  Currently, our Fairgrounds and Museums remain closed under the Governor’s COVID-19 executive orders. 

           

            Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May to commemorate the brave men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  This year, Memorial Day will be observed for the 152nd time.  First observed during the Civil War, this Federal Holiday was originally known as Decoration Day and was a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers.  May was believed to have been chosen because flowers would be in bloom across the country.

 

            Twenty years ago, in the year 2000, Congress passed and the president signed into law The National Moment of Remembrance Act,” encouraging all Americans to pause at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a moment of silence to remember and honor those who died in service to our nation.

 

Even though local celebrations will be limited during the pandemic, your Douglas County Board of Commissioners would like to encourage citizens to honor our veterans on this day and pay tribute to our brave men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. 

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Emergency Communications & Community Engagement Specialist (PIO)

(541) 670-2804 cell - (541) 957-4896 office - tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us

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