Memorial Day History: Why Does Memorial Day Mean So Much To Us?

Memorial Day History: Why Does Memorial Day Mean So Much To Us?


Fri, Sat & Mon. May 24,25,27

It’s the official kick off to summer here at UBC! We will have three days packed with tons of bonus rollouts, games and a chance to win an Alabama Road Trip prize package- including a gift certificate for 2 at Orbix Hot Glass in Fort Payne where you will be able to create your own glass ornament!

We'll also have:

  • 10% OFF For Our Military*
  • 25% OFF Luggage (including suitcases)
  • 25% OFF Women's Dresses

Memorial Day History:

With Memorial Day coming up on May 27, we at Unclaimed Baggage Center are thinking about our veterans and fallen troops and how grateful we are for them. Although we celebrate this day every year on the last Monday of May, do you know where the celebration originated?

Originally called ‘Decoration Day,’ Memorial Day began after the Civil War when Americans would visit fallen soldiers and bring flowers to their graves. It didn’t become an official federal holiday until 1971, making it a three day weekend for most.

We will be visiting our very own new Veteran's Memorial Park right here in Scottsboro, AL this Memorial Day weekend to remember those who have fallen on our behalf. The Scottsboro Veteran's Memorial Park was recently completed and a wonderful display of those who served. Follow along and check out more info on the Scottsboro Veteran's Memorial Park here. We hope you appreciate it as much as we do.

We’ve also highlighted several other great places to check out this long weekend. Below are some great places to enjoy summer's road trip kick off that just so happen to cross paths with yours truly!! Come make us a part of your travel plans as you enjoy this Memorial Day weekend.

Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic May 25-26

When: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: 2901 Point Mallard Drive, Decatur, AL

Cost: Free

The Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic is held annually in Decatur on Memorial Day Weekend. Expect to see around 60 local and national hot-air balloons hovering over Point Mallard Park, plus vendors, live entertainment, tractor show, car show and more. Not to mention—admission to this event is free for the whole family.

Memorial Day Bike Parade May 27

When: 9-11 a.m.

Where: Lake Guntersville State Park Campground, 24 State Campground Rd.

Cost: Free

Meet guests at the campground for Lake Guntersville State Park Campground’s annual decorate and ride bike parade. Start decorating at 9 a.m. at the outdoor classroom and enjoy the bike parade around the campground at 10 a.m. For more information, call 256-571-5444 or email

Last Day of the 10th Anniversary of the Rocket City Fair May 27

When: 1-10 p.m.

Where: Joe Davis Stadium, 3125 Leeman Ferry Road Southwest, Huntsville AL 35801
Cost: $8 for adults/$5 for children 5-11/ Under 4 is free

Enjoy the last day of the Rocket City Fair featuring incredible entertainment including Jason D'Vaude: One-Man Circus Sensation, Lady Houdini, the Aguiar Family Thrill Show, Eudora Farms exotic animal petting zoo and your favorite fair rides (and fair food!). For more information, visit Rocket City Fair.

*Not valid on Fine Jewelry or Firearms. Not valid on Electronics over $150. Not valid for purchase of UBC gift cards


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