Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day
and honored only those who died fighting in the Civil War.
As we got involved in more conflicts and wars
it was used as a way to remember American soldiers who died
In the late 60's the last Monday in May was designated as
Memorial Day and became a Federal Holiday.
There are many parades all across the United States
celebrating our Veterans.
This day unofficially marks the first day of summer
(get out your white pants and shoes)
and many family picnics and parties are held.
After you've done all your shopping and barbequing,
please take the time to give thanks
to all those Veterans and their families for their sacrifice.
Have a safe weekend ...