City Offices are closed for the Memorial Day Holiday

City of Seattle offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. On-street parking is free in Seattle on Monday, May 30 for the Memorial Day holiday.

Pvt. Brian Engelhard, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) places American flags at Arlington National Cemetery during “Flags in,” May 21, 2015. (Courtesy Arlington National Cemetary)

Pvt. Brian Engelhard, 3d Infantry Regiment, places American flags at Arlington National Cemetery May 21, 2015. (Courtesy Arlington National Cemetery)

Monday is a federal holiday in which we honor the those who have died while serving in the United States military. Originally Memorial Day began as an event honoring Union soldiers who had died during the American Civil War.  After World War I, it was extended to include all men and women who died in any war or military action. Initially titled Decoration Day, after World War II the day became known as Memorial Day.