May 20, 2020
"In Flanders Fields"
A historical poem by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
  That mark our place; and in the sky
  The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
  Loved and were loved, and now we lie
      In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
  The torch; be yours to hold it high.
  If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
  In Flanders fields.

Memorial Day is more than just a three day weekend- It's a time to remember the men and women who sacrificed their lives for their country.

Did you know?

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day.

The flag is supposed to be flown at half-mast until noon, and then raised to full mast until sunset on Memorial Day.

Memorial Day is sometimes confused with Veterans Day. However, Veterans Day honors all United States military veterans, while Memorial Day honors the soldiers who died while serving.

There are more than 300,000 fallen soldiers buried at Arlington Cemetery. On average, there are 28 burials there each day.

Please take the time to remember those who died while serving our country.

Although Aurora won't have it's traditional Memorial Day parade and service, t here will be a daylong observance on Community Focus channel 1021 and on the City of Aurora website beginning at 10:00am on Monday, May 25, 2020. The veterans groups, scouts and schools that usually participate in the Memorial Day Event are being videotaped (for safe physical distancing!) for this program.

Stay safe! Stay healthy! And if you can, please wear a mask when you are out in public!


Aurora City News Updates can be found on the City page.
Our first virtual business round-table will be held on Friday, May 22 from 9-10am.
Anyone is welcome to join but we will be focusing this meeting on new businesses, sole proprietors and small business owners.

Reduce Your Utility Costs!
Join us via Zoom on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 to see if you can benefit from the Chamber Energy Program!
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At Family and Community Services Inc, we continue to monitor the development and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to continue to keep the community up-to-date on program updates and changes without overwhelming you with too much superfluous information. F&CS provides services such as food, shelter, transportation, and counseling services. These are all very important services that cannot be ignored. We are here for our community. Thank you and Go Forth Do Good.
This is a great online business support group! Join us next Wednesday morning!

We have missed you! So we are planning some virtual events!

Check out our monthly calendar of events happening locally.
Aurora Chamber of Commerce
Karen Bosley,Executive Director
Aurora Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau | 330.562.3355 ||