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865 SE Barrington Drive
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 360-279-4500
Fax: 360-279-4507
info@oakharbor.org

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Memorial Day
05/29/2017

In observance of Memorial Day, City offices will be closed on Monday, May 29th.

If you have an emergency, please dial 9-1-1

 

Memorial Day

Half-Staff Reminder 

 

 

 

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration

Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day, however Waterloo NY was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966.  In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday by an act of Congress, though it is still often called Decoration Day. It was then also placed on the last Monday in May. 

 

The US flag is to be flown at half-staff from dawn until Noon on this Memorial Day, May 29th, 2017 on all buildings, grounds, by all people of the United States, and naval vessels throughout the United States, and in all areas under its jurisdiction and control.

                                  

 

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