Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

From Wikipedia: Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. Service Members who died while in the military service.[1] First enacted by formerly enslaved African-Americans [2] to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War – it was extended after World War I to honor Americans who have died in all wars.

Memorial Day often marks the start of the summer vacation season, and Labor Day its end.
Begun as a ritual of remembrance and reconciliation after the Civil War, by the early 20th century, Memorial Day was an occasion for more general expressions of memory, as ordinary people visited the graves of their deceased relatives, whether they had served in the military or not. It also became a long weekend increasingly devoted to shopping, family get-togethers, fireworks, trips to the beach, and national media events such as the Indianapolis 500 auto race, held since 1911 on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.[3]

I can't wait til this afternoon... Grillin' and chillin (although it is already approaching 100 degrees in Houston)... Kids have to go back for 2 more days of school and I have an extra week, then summer begins in earnest.... Better get planning!

This morning I awoke to a campout in my living room (no one invited me!). But how fun is that? The kids get a kick out of pitching a tent in the house and its cheap!

Usually they pull out a little 2 man tent....
They did it big for Memorial Day!

Have a GREAT Day!
Love, Whyt

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