Happy Memorial Day!
It's May 26th, which means it's . . . get ready for it . . . MEMORIAL DAY!! Woohoo! Yeah . . . um . . . cool . . . I always thought Memorial Day just meant it was time for a picnic and that you were allowed to wear white shoes for a few months.
In actuality, this is a real U.S. holiday (which is why we don't have work and school today, thank GOD--our first long weekend since Martin Luther King, Jr., day, all the way back in JANUARY).
According to Wikipedia: "Memorial Day is a United States Federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (in 2008 on May 26). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who perished while in military service to their country. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, it was expanded after World War I to include casualties of any war or military action."
Personally, I prefer "Decoration Day." Maybe I should start a pointless Facebook group to advocate for a switch back.
Posted by Brooklyn Girl at 11:38 AM