At a Glance for May 22, 2014

Scouts to place flags on graves to honor vets

U.S. flagMemorial Day weekend is a relaxing time of family fun but its primary purpose is to remember the sacrifices of men and women who served and died in the U.S. Armed Forces.

To honor their memories, the public is invited to attend a ceremony Saturday morning at the Memphis National Cemetery at 3568 Townes Ave., Memphis. See our related story in this issue for more details.

Marine Corps League honors fallen military

Marine Corps LeagueSpecial activities for Memorial Day weekend have been announced by the Marine Corps League (MCL), Sgt. Walter K. Singleton Detachment 476 in Memphis. See the related story in this issue for all the details.

Earn thanks and a cool T-shirt from Lifeblood

Looking for a way to give back this Memorial Day Weekend? Save up to three lives when you donate at Lifeblood.

Between May 22 and 25, donors at Lifeblood’s centers and mobile blood drives can receive a limited edition Memorial Day shirt. Find a donation location near you by searching at

Memorial Day t-shirt for Lifeblood donors

Bartlett Movies in the Park continue Friday

movies-in-park-SQUAREishBartlett’s popular Movies in the Park summer program will bring “Ever After,” an updated Cinderella fairy tale, to W.J. Freeman Park this Friday. Bring your blanket or chairs and settle in for a pleasant family night under the stars.

Bring a picnic basket or enjoy the wares from food trucks that arrive at 7 p.m., and the free film showing will start at 8 p.m.