One of our great American Prep traditions is our annual Memorial Day Commemoration. It is an incredible event where our students learn about the founding and true meaning of Memorial Day. President Lincoln established the first Memorial Day (originally called Decoration Day) in 1868 and now we celebrate it on the last Monday in May. We were fortunate to have Mr. Kevin Barnes join us to remember his son Nathan Barnes, killed in 2007, for the commemoration. Thank you Mr. Barnes for sharing Nathan’s story and for all of those soldiers that have given their lives while serving our country. Please observe a moment of silence at 3 pm this Monday in remembrance of those soldiers who have died while serving our country.