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This Memorial Day We Show Our Gratitude

KB Staffing honors the memory of those who sacrificed everything in service to our country.

This Memorial Day, KB Staffing would like to extend hearty thanks to the brave men and women who have defended our nation over the years. Many soldiers have given their lives to protect our freedoms and lifestyle in America, and they deserve our deepest gratitude.

 

The exact origins of Memorial Day are unclear, but decorating the graves of soldiers has been a custom since before the Civil War. Some cite the 1863 dedication of the cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, as the first Memorial Day, though Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, promotes itself as the birthplace of Memorial Day for its decoration of soldiers’ graves on July 4, 1864. By 1865 these types of commemorations were widespread. A century later, in 1967, the day was officially christened Memorial Day, and the following year a standard day of observance was set.

If you’re looking for something to do this Memorial Day, we have a few suggestions around Polk County.

  • Memorial Day Water Ski Show. Taking place Monday, May 27, from 4-6 p.m., the Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team will be putting on its annual Memorial Day Ski Show. Come out and enjoy the beauty and grace of these talented water performers. Bring a lawn chair for seating. Concessions will be available. It takes place at MLK Park,
    199 E. Lake Silver Dr NE in Winter Haven.
  • Memorial Day Carillon Concerts at Bok Tower. A musical salute of gratitude will ring out at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on May 27 at Bok Tower Gardens. Enjoy a peaceful stroll through the lovely gardens as the grand bells ring in tribute to our esteemed military. All military veterans and active duty will receive free admission with valid ID. Bok Tower Gardens is located at 1151 Tower Blvd in Lake Wales.
  • Lighthouse Ministries Memorial Day Meal and Movie. This is an open invitation to the public to enjoy a chapel service, delicious dinner, and screening of the movie “Unbroken – Path to Redemption,” a film about Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini. Honor the sacrifice of the fallen at this poignant event. Lighthouse Ministries is located at 117 E. Magnolia St in Lakeland. The event begins at 5 p.m. on May 27.

 

KB Staffing is grateful to all of our veterans for their service to our country. If you are a veteran looking for work, contact us. We have full-time temp jobs and temp-to-hire jobs available throughout Polk County. We can get you working right away.  Give us a call at 863-875-5721 or visit our online application portal today to get started.