Memorial Day services planed by Marines

The Marine Corps League Costa Rica plans a Memorial Day service Saturday, May 30, at 11 a.m. at the Campo de Esperanza, Cemetery in San Antonio de Escazú.

Everyone is invited to attend, especially veterans and widows of veterans and their families, said the league. Admission is free.

The names of the United States of America military veterans who died in Costa Rica since the last Memorial Day ceremony will be read along with others from the past about whom the organization were recently notified, the league said.

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, grew out of the casualties of the U.S. Civil War. The date was established formally in 1868. Since then there have been many wars and many more U.S. casualties. The league, of course, also honors veterans who have died.

A map and directions to the cemetery is HERE.

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