Sunday, May 24, 2020
- A Memorial Day Tribute
- APFA Headquarters Closed Tomorrow
A Memorial Day Tribute
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Those who lost their family member or friend in the Civil War would “decorate” the graves of their loved ones with flowers, wreaths, and flags. The first celebration of the holiday took place on May 30, 1868, at Arlington National Cemetery. The celebration originally honored Union and Confederate soldiers and was later expanded after World War I to honor all military branches and all wars. In 1882, the name of the holiday was changed from Decoration Day to Memorial Day. However, it wasn’t until 1967 when the name became official by federal law.
On this Memorial Day weekend, APFA honors the brave women and men who paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms. Courage, honor, and integrity are words that come to mind which describe our selfless military personnel’s actions and attributes. These heroes who died serving our country will always have our deepest gratitude and respect.
APFA Headquarters Closed Tomorrow
In observance of the UAW Office Staff Holiday, the APFA Headquarters will be closed tomorrow. The APFA office will reopen, Tuesday, May 26th, at 09:00am (CDT).
Live Chat for contacting an APFA Contract/Scheduling Representative will be available tomorrow from 0900 until 1700 (CDT). Look for the Live Chat button at APFA.org.