Dear Akron Neighbors,

Memorial Day weekend means the beginning of summer for most of us. More importantly, Memorial Day is when we honor and remember those who have served our country in uniform. This year I hope you will join me in another tradition, one we started in 2007, NEIGHBORS DAY!

It's an idea that I saw working in Europe where during the last week of May residents throughout England, France, Germany, and other countries host NEIGHBORS DAY, bring them closer together and promoting peaceful living.

We are constantly reminded how small our world is. Television pictures fly around the globe instantly. We can know more about what’s happening thousands of miles away than we know about what occurs on our own street. NEIGHBORS DAY will help all of us create a real sense of community and make our neighborhoods safer. I hope you will join us.

Mayor Don Plusquellic