Memorial Day is more than just a start to the Summer, or a picnic with family for us. Being a family owned business we reflect on our own personal relatives who have served and are currently serving our country and can’t thank ALL your family and friends for serving us as well. Freedom is what allows us to do what we love and without the selfless service of these Men and Women, none of this would be possible.
Please come visit us throughout the weekend and celebrate the service of our loved ones. We have huge discounts and sale items at each location. Get your mattress delivered for FREE with our delivery coupon option or choose one of several amazing offers. With no credit check financing and wholesale prices our beds are so cheap its discount and outlet deals you wont believe. Every major brand, including Simmons, Sealy, Serta, and Stearns & Foster. Every size on sale, twin, full, queen, king, and California Cal King! Every style priced to move Pillow Top, Plush Top, Firm, Latex, Memory Foam with cooling Gel, better than even Tempurpedic at clearance prices. A new mattress can only add to a great celebration! Thank you for your continued local support!
Interesting “did you know facts” about Memorial Day:
Memorial Day used to be referred to as Decoration Day.
There is a moment of silence every year on Memorial Day at 3 P.M. local time
On Memorial Day, the flag of the United States is raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day. The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service of their country. At noon, their memory is raised by the living, who resolves not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.
The long-cherished Memorial Day tradition of wearing red poppies got its start in 1915. While reading Ladies’ Home Journal, an overseas war secretary named Moina Michael came across the famous World War I poem “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae, which begins, “In Flanders fields the poppies blow/ Between the crosses, row on row.” Moved, she vowed always to wear a silk poppy in honor of the American soldiers who gave up their lives for their country. She started selling them to friends and co-workers and campaigned for the red flowers to become an official memorial emblem. The American Legion embraced the symbol in 1921, and the tradition has spread to more than 50 other countries, including England, France and Australia.
Local Memorial Day Events:
The Arizona Academy of the Performing Arts hosts the Memorial Day Celebration at the Pera Club, 1 E. Continental Dr., Tempe. This annual event celebrates Marching Music with a family-style barbeque that features entertainment, raffles, and food. The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps and members of The Academy Alumni Project and Youth Guard will perform. Indoors. Tickets online or at the door.
Monday, May 26 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Come share a historic view of Memorial Day with guest speaker Vivia Hammontree Strang, National Register Coordinator, State Historic Preservation Office. Various groups participate in period dress with gun and cannon salutes. Pioneer & Military Memorial Park, 1317 W. Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ. Parking is available at Wesley Bolin Plaza.
Monday, May 26 at 9 a.m.
The Arizona Winds concludes its 2013-2014 concert season with two concerts honoring America’s men and women who serve in our Armed Forces, and those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to guarantee America’s freedom for 239 years. The concert opens with a composition entitled “Festival Overture on the American National Air-The Star Spangled Banner”, which develops the melodic themes of our National Anthem in an 19th Century-style orchestral setting that ends with an emotionally charged version of “The Star Spangled Banner”. The program takes a step back in time to explore some musical themes which were popular during the American Civil War such as “Listen To The Mocking Bird”, “Camptown Races”, “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”, “The Yellow Rose of Texas”, and the ever inspiring “Battle Hymn of the Republic”. With a nod to our Greatest Generation, the band will perform an audience favorite, Richard Rogers’ “Victory At Sea”. On the lighter side, the band will highlight themes from memorable musical moments. There will be plenty of marches and a Salute to our Armed Forces to prime your patriotism. Mountain Ridge High School Auditorium, 22800 North 67th Avenue, Glendale. Free admission.
Sunday, May 25 at 3 p.m.