Memorial Day Is Not Just For Barbecue

Like so many of our US public holidays, Memorial Day has an important reason behind it apart from its status as the unofficial start of Summer. While that may sound obvious, it's surprising how may of us don't even pause to consider the bigger meaning of a day set aside to remember our service men and women who served and died over the years since the Civil War, when the Decoration Day holiday was initiated.

While Veteran's Day is meant to honor all who have served, Memorial Day is set aside to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Enjoy your time with family and friends this weekend of course, and eat hearty; but please take a moment to remember why we have the holiday.

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