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It’s Memorial Day Weekend already!
That means a weekend of festivities, including the United House of Prayer parade that will be snaking through our Shaw neighborhood streets on Saturday.
It means we are commemorating history with decorum and acts of remembrance.
Just a note that if you were thinking of visiting us this weekend, please come by on Saturday, May 23rd for your plants and or flowers because we will be closed on Sunday and Monday in honor of all the men and women who have given their lives in pursuit of making this country free, equal and safe.
We will begin our summer hours starting next Tuesday, May 26th. From there our weekly hours of operation will be:
Tuesday – Friday 8-11am and 12-7pm
Happy Memorial Day….Here comes summer!!
“According to Professor David Blight of the Yale University History Department, the first memorial day was observed in 1865 by liberated slaves at the historic Washington Race Course (today the location of Hampton Park) in Charleston. The site was a former Confederate prison camp as well as a
mass grave for Union soldiers who died in captivity.
The freed slaves re interred the dead Union soldiers from the mass grave to individual graves, fenced in the graveyard and built an entry arch declaring it a Union graveyard. This was a daring action for them to take in the South shortly after the North’s victory. On May 30, 1868, the freed slaves returned to the graveyard with flowers they had picked from the countryside and decorated the individual gravesites, thereby creating the first Decoration Day. A parade by thousands of freed blacks and Union soldiers from the area followed…”
And finally, here’s an upcoming Green Opportunity we want to pass along:
District of Columbia Citizen Tree Forum
June 3rd, 10am – 3pm.
Experts will be on hand to discuss tree care & diseases as well as answer other questions.
Be sure to check out this link to register if you are interested in learning more about caring for our “City of Trees.”
-Frank and the OLD CITY green team
*And be sure to check out our new summer annuals and pottery next time you’re in!
OLD CITY green Corner of 9th and N Streets NW
Washington, DC 20001
10% off all Summer Annuals & Perennials Happy Memorial Day weekend!
Please present this coupon at the time of purchase.
While supplies last. Offer expires Saturday, May 23rd at 6pm.