Memorial Day is a long weekend for most, and with the warmer weather, it has become the summer BBQ season kick-off holiday. Of course, the original purpose of the Memorial Day holiday was actually to honor veterans who have died serving and protecting our country. So here's how it went from solemn holiday to outdoor fun...
Memorial Day traces its origins back to May 5, 1868, when General John Logan declared May 30 as Decoration Day, “designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land.”
In 1971, when Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, Memorial Day, along with many other holidays, shifted to a Monday, creating a long holiday weekend. So now Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday in May. Of course, the original purpose of Memorial Day is overshadowed by parties nation-wide. With parents off from work, it is an opportunity to spend quality time with children, friends and relatives. Families gather to enjoy the warm weather outdoors, and, of course, to grill. Veterans organizations have been pushing to reclaim the holiday, it has more or less transformed into the unofficial start of summer. You'll find big blockbuster movies releasing on Memorial Day weekend...and you'll have no trouble finding parties and celebrations near you. You're probably planning one of your own right now!!
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Fall wedding season is just around the corner. If you’re looking for a wedding gift that is a little more special than an appliance from their gift registry, custom last name signs are a perfect gift.
There are multiple ways that your gift can be used and appreciated from the very beginning. Here are just a few ideas!
Did you know that you can make good use out of that spare room at your house that you always seem to ignore? The room that always has a bunch of stuff spread all over and has become everybody’s least favorite room in the house.
The spare room at your home doesn’t need to be an eyesore. As a matter of fact, it deserves much better – all you need is a bit of planning, and you can turn that room into your own little haven at home.
When you hear of Labor Day approaching, you know it’s almost the end of summer and the school holidays. It’s a time for new beginnings; new season, new school and so much more.
However, like all new beginnings, the important thing is to kick things off with a bang! Whether or not you’re excited about the end of summer, Labor Day weekend gives us the opportunity to bid summer farewell in the most memorable way ever.