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Wednesday, May 26, 2021
A Time to Honor


When we think of Memorial Day, many of us think about gathering with family, cookouts, and watching fireworks after dark. Memorial Day is much more than socializing; it’s a time to honor those who served our country during times of war. Observed on the last Monday in May, it was created in recognition of the end of the Civil War. Originally, it was known as “Decoration Day” to honor the lives lost fighting the Civil War. During World War I, the holiday evolved to include honoring all soldiers who have served in the military.

The U.S. Congress later established a National Moment of Remembrance, asking Americans to pause in an act of unity for one minute in tribute to those who fought for our freedom. Without the sacrifices of these brave men and women, our country would not be the great nation that we are today. We ask that you remember the many lives lost and join us for a moment of silence at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day.

Click here for more information regarding Memorial Day.

In observance of Memorial Day, Columbus Water Works’ offices will be closed on Monday, May 31, 2021. If you experience a water-related emergency, please call 706-649-3400. Emergency Crews will be available.

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