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Monday, May 27th, 2013 at 2:00pm
On Monday May 27, Memorial Day, Woody's Waterside at 3051 Stringfellow Rd. in St. James City, Fl will host the "5th ANNUAL PINE ISLAND ALL AMERICAN MEMORIAL DAY BBQ AND PICNIC AND CANNED FOOD DRIVE" featuring Yard Dog Charlie and special guest Kip Lawrence from 2pm-5pm. For ten years from 2002-2012, Charlie and Kip along with Brian Travis formed the legendary Yard Dogs. They will revive some of the old Swampy tunes along with some new ones. There will be Woody’s world famous pig roast along with drink and food specials.
Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed annually in the United States on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. (Southern ladies organizations and southern schoolchildren had decorated Confederate graves in Richmond and other cities during the Civil War, but each region had its own date. Most dates were in May.) By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. As a marker it typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.
By the early 20th century, Memorial Day was an occasion for more general expressions of memory, as people visited the graves of their deceased relatives in church cemeteries, whether they had served in the military or not. It also became a long weekend increasingly devoted to shopping, family gatherings, fireworks, trips to the beach, and national media events such as the Indianapolis 500 auto race, held since 1911 on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.
Come out and help us remember those who have given their lives in the service of our country. It is the ultimate sacrifice.
We will also be collecting canned foods, toothpaste, soap, etc. in conjunction with FISH Fest to benefit the Pine Island Food Pantry.
This Memorial Day also marks the 5th anniversary of Charlie performing Mardi Gras Mondays at Woody’s. Mardi Gras Mondays, as they are called, have grown into a weekly event attended by people from all over the world.
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