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Publix Commemorates Memorial Day

Maura Satchell

Maura Satchell

1490705_747499988632373_3180200352427197472_oPublix associates honor the brave men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military and extend grateful appreciation for the sacrifices of the loved ones left behind.

The first Memorial Day was held in 1868 to honor Union and Confederate soldiers killed during the Civil War, but even earlier, on March 4, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln recognized those who sacrificed all in service to our country with the famous words “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan.”

To commemorate this hallowed day, flags at all Publix offices will be lowered to half-staff until noon. In addition, Publix will participate in the National Moment of Remembrance, which asks Americans wherever they are at 3 p.m., local time, on Memorial Day to pause in an act of national unity and honor those who died for our freedom.


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