REMINDER: There is a Dragonfly program:
If you need a reason to get some fresh air on Saturday May 25 @ 2p, join us for an afternoon exploration at Ottawa Metro Park as we look for dragonflies and damselflies in the prairie, river,pond,and lake. Wear your "gettin' wet shoes" and dress for the weather. Call to register by Friday May 24 ... See MoreSee Less
Memorial Day “is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle."
Here's a little history...Originally it was called Decoration Day. Initially, it honored only those soldiers who’d died during the Civil War. In 1868, a veteran of the Union Army, Gen. John A. Logan, decided to formalize a growing tradition of towns decorating veterans’ graves with flowers by organizing a nationwide day of remembrance on May 30 Logan also served in Congress from Illinois and in 1884, unsuccessfully ran for vice president on the Republican ticket. During World War I, the holiday’s focus expanded to honoring those lost during all U.S. wars.
Take a moment this holiday weekend and remember what the holiday means to you and be remember those who have fallen giving the ultimate sacrifice for you to live in the greatest country in the world.
Be safe and get outside to enjoy your Johnny Appleseed Metro Park District ... See MoreSee Less
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Have you ever wanted to hold a songbird in your hand? Join Anne Smedley, a certified bird bander, at Lippincott Bird Sanctuary on Thursday May 30 or Friday May 31 from 6am until 1p. The dates are very weather dependent. Call the office to register your phone number to get on the "call list" for an exact date . The trails are extremely wet, please wear boots. ... See MoreSee Less