This Memorial Day weekend Fortitude Health and Fitness owners Drew and Molly Sifflard teamed up with Swim With A Mission and chose to honor a local hero, Navy Seal William “Blake” Marston from Bedford NH. Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Marston died on January 10, 2015, while serving his country.
While we can’t thank all of those brave soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice, what we can do is remember and honor them. Never give up on each other, our community, and our country. That’s the best way we feel we can forever honor our fallen heroes like Blake!
Why We Celebrate Memorial Day
Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.
Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.
Have a great and safe long weekend everyone, The Fort will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.