Fullerton Memorial Day with Admiral Nora Tyson
It's the 78th Annual Memorial Day Celebration in Fullerton at Loma Vista Memorial Park.
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Vice Admiral Nora Tyson was one of the main highlights of the event and was a platform guest. She graduated from Vanderbilt University and received her commission from Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. She earned her wings as a naval flight officer in 1983. According to her Biography on the America's Navy Website, Tyson earned a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Affairs from the U.S. Naval War College in 1995.
In 2015 she was installed as the new commander of the Navy’s Third Fleet, making her the first woman to lead a U.S. Navy ship fleet.
Our hats off to her!! Fullerton Women's Club proudly joined to celebrate the Women in Armed Forces theme this year at the Memorial Day Celebrations.
There were many other veterans and dignitaries from City of Fullerton took part as well. This was sponsored by The American Veterans Memorial Association with The City of Fullerton. It is an annual event which take place in Fullerton.
We are proud to honor the service men and women who served the country and who are serving the country currently.
"THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SERVICES TO OUR COUNTRY."
A LITTLE HISTORY OF HOW THE MEMORIAL DAY BEGAN?
During the bloody civil war more than 600,000 young lives were lost. After the war Northern and Southern started placing flags and flowers on their graves. The birth place of Memorial Day is known as Waterloo, New York on May 5th 1866. They closed all the business on that day so that everyone can decorate the graves of the men that were killed during the war. John A Logan an old General had an idea. He is the Leader of the Union Veteran Association. He wanted to unite all the decorations in to one National Holiday. He declared May 30th as the National Decoration Day. In 1868 at Arlington Cemetery 20,000 graves were decorated by war widows and orphans.
Credit to American Navy, History Channel