RACINE, Ohio – Each year the Racine American Legion hosts a Memorial Day program.

The program will be held at the Legion Post in Racine across from Star Mill Park. The program is set to start at 10 a.m.

The Southern Marching Band will be playing a patriotic selection of music. There will also be a guest speaker.

Refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend the program.

Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, is a day set aside for rememberance. It is for remembering those who have died in service of the United States of America. The day of remembrance began after the Civil War. More than 600,000 soldiers died during the Civil War. Decoration Day was designed as a day to decorate the graves of the fallen and remember them and their sacrifice. Since then, soldiers that gave all for the United States of America from all wars and conflicts have been remembered with the decorating of graves with flowers and flags as well as special services and programs such as the one held by the Racine American Legion annually.