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If you know someone who’s looking for a great West Sacramento apartment rental, refer them to Courtyard Village and receive a credit toward your rent (please contact your apartment leasing office for the current resident referral bonus*).
To be eligible, you must be a current resident in good standing at the time your friend moves in. The resident referral bonus will be applied to your rental account after they’ve moved in. Don’t delay, the more you refer the more you earn!
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Memorial Day History
Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.
The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
The ceremonies centered around the mourning-draped veranda of the Arlington mansion, once the home of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Various Washington officials, including Gen. and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant, presided over the ceremonies. After speeches, children from the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphan Home and members of the GAR made their way through the cemetery, strewing flowers on both Union and Confederate graves, reciting prayers and singing hymns.
Armed Services Day
On August 31, 1949, Louis Johnson, who was the United States’ Secretary of Defense, announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The event stemmed from the armed forces’ unification under one department – the Department of Defense. The Army, Navy and Air Force leagues adopted the newly formed day. The Marine Corps League declined to drop support for Marine Corps Day but supports Armed Forces Day too.
The first Armed Forces Day was celebrated on Saturday, May 20, 1950. The theme for that day was “Teamed for Defense”, which expressed the unification of all military forces under one government department. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, the day was designed to expand public understanding of what type of job was performed and the role of the military in civilian life.
Armed Forces Day was a day for the military to show "state-of-the-art" equipment to Americans. It was also a day to honor and acknowledge Americans in the armed forces. Parades, open houses, receptions and air shows were held at the inaugural Armed Forces Day. Armed Forces Day is still celebrated nationwide today and is part of Armed Forces Week.
Calendar of Events
May 1st Rent is due / May Day
May 5th Cinco De Mayo
May 6th Rent is late (fees applied)
May 7th National Teacher Day
May 12th Mother's Day
May 18th Armed Forces Day
May 27th Memorial Day
Happy Mothers Day
Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in
different forms throughout the world. The American incarnation of
Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an
official U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later denounce the
holiday’s commercialization and spent the latter part of her life
trying to remove it from the calendar. While dates and celebrations
vary, Mother’s Day most commonly falls on the second Sunday in May
and traditionally involves presenting mothers with flowers, cards
and other gifts.