Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died serving our nation.
General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, proclaimed May 30 as Memorial Day in 1868. Flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery, according to www.usmemorialday.org.
New York was the first state to officially recognize the holiday in 1873. Southern states recognized the holiday after World War I, when Memorial Day recognized all Americans who died fighting any war, according to the website.
In recognition of Memorial Day, all government offices will be closed and will resume regular business hours on June 1.
All Bellaire city facilities will be closed today.
There will be no garbage pickup because of the holiday. Residents who have Monday pickup will resume their regular schedule on Wednesday.
There will be no mail delivery today. Mail pickup and delivery will resume on Tuesday.
All HISD offices will be closed for the holiday as well.