Phil Wuschke, a veteran, called South Boston Online to alert us to the planned Memorial Day observance on South Boston’s Dorchester Heights. Mass, to be followed by appropriate Memorial Day ceremonies, will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 30. Memorial Day began as “Decoration Day” 150 years ago in 1866. Its observance is a historically important American custom, which remembers the ultimate sacrifice paid by those military veterans who died in combat.

The public is invited. See you there.

-Rick Winterson