Southern Loss Association News

President’s Message

This month brings us two important days of remembrance and honor and ends with a three-day weekend!

Memorial Day – Is a day of remembrance for those who served in the military, to Honor our heroes and acknowledge people in service. Originally known as Declaration Day and was declared after the civil war to honor soldiers who died during the battle. The holiday became Memorial Day in 1971. The National Moment of Remembrance Act sets aside 3PM on Memorial Day as a moment to pause during this day.

On Memorial day, the flag should be flown at half-staff from sunrise until Noon only, then raised to the top of the staff until sunset, in honor of the Nations battle heroes.

Fly your flags, celebrate with friends and family, share with those are less fortunate, pay it forward and most importantly,  Thank a veteran!

Mother’s Day – Is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, motherhood and maternal bonds. The first mother’s day was celebrated in 1907 with a church service in Grafton, WV and initiated by Anna Jarvis. The official observance was enacted in 1914 by Woodrow Wilson and became a national holiday the second day of May.

All mothers are special and have significance to families and friends. Families today are several variations of the families of yesteryear. We have blended families, stepfamilies, single parent families, adoptive families and extended families.

This Mother’s Day send love to the mothers in your lives, mothers who are no longer with us, mothers who are special to you and yours, stepmothers and grandmothers. 

Lastly, a big thank you to all the venders and participants at our Spring Golf Outing. A great time was had by all, and it was a perfect day for fellowship and fun!

Gail Graves
SLA President 2022