Heading into the long holiday weekend and looking forward to the unofficial beginning of Summer, we wanted to take a moment and remember those that have served and those who are actively serving in our Armed Forces. We joined local officials, educators, community members, and students at the 7th Annual Memorial Day Community Event hosted by Holly Grove Elementary School. Each year, the students and staff work hard to create a great celebration of the unsung heroes that have helped mold our nation and keep our loved ones safe. One of our own, Captain Mike Patterson, retired US Marine and retired US Army National Guard member, was given the great honor of addressing the crowd regarding the significance of Memorial Day and the importance of our military personnel at home and abroad. It was a wonderful day and it was an honor to be included in this event. In closing, we at HSPD appreciate all the sacrifices our military personnel and their families make on a daily basis. We hope that everyone has a safe and peaceful holiday weekend!