We have had the privilege once again this May to install a marquee at Brookwood American Military Cemetery & Memorial to accommodate veterans and dignitaries attending the American Memorial Day service.
The 12m x 9m marquee was installed with a raised wooden floor and decorated internally in the colours of the American flag. The midnight blue carpet, scarlet and blue roof overlays together with the red & blue bunting on the exterior have created a fitting setting for this occasion.
This annual event commemorates all American service men and women who lost their lives in wars whilst defending their country or that of their allies.
Last year marked the 150th anniversary of this ceremony, formerly know as ‘Decoration Day’ it was re-named ‘Memorial Day’ in 1960 by federal law.
Services are now held each May throughout America and at American cemeteries across the world to honour all those who lost their lives.
posted Tuesday 23 May 2019