Those in the United States know this is a day- the fourth Monday in May – when we pause to reflect on those who gave their lives in service to our country. It also gives us a chance to remember those who have passed on.
History of Memorial Day
Memorial Day, as Decoration Day gradually came to be known, originally honored only those lost while fighting in the Civil War. But during World War I the United States found itself embroiled in another major conflict, and the holiday evolved to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars. (from History)
Some towns have parades, people might gather for picnics or camping trips. We’re in the last leg of Spring, so the weather is still mild in some areas. School has let out, or is getting ready to in the next week and summer vacation will be upon us. People will be planting their gardens if they haven’t already started them.
Soon we’ll be talking about beaches and vacations. I saw another article posted a couple of days ago and finding your summer reads. That is also something many people will enjoy doing this weekend. Kicking back and relaxing in the shade with a great book.
What are some of your favorite activities to do during this long weekend? Will you gather with family? Visit a gravesite and leave flowers and flags? Take some time to simply relax and do as little as possible? Do you have any favorite dishes that you make for special get-togethers? Please share!
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Thanks for stopping in. I hope that those of you who are enjoying a day off today are enjoying it. I’m personally enjoying this wonderful spring weather and waiting for the watermelons to come into season. Ha!