Saturday, May 29, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!

This long weekend, many people will be grilling, traveling, spending time with family, or doing all kinds of fun outdoor activities. That's great!

But, I think it's important to take a minute to understand what Memorial Day is all about.

From the History Channel's website:
Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while serving in the American military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.

1 comment:

  1. hey Mr.g....
    do we need our binders 2morrow???

    P.S. i can't believe that 2morrow is the last day!!!!!!!! :( :)