Memorial Day seems (and is) early this year.
The origins of Memorial Day go back to just after the end of the Civil War, when communities in the North and the South sought to remember those who had served and died. Over time, the Memorial Day focus broadened to include a solemn and thankful remembrance of all who had served and died in all of our nation's military conflicts. So it remains today.
You may find that this year, marking the day itself is combined with marking other milestones in the lives of your family and friends, as graduations are also right about now. This will probably keep you close to home for the long weekend. That's the case with us, as we are sharing in celebrating with some of our friends as they mark the successful completion of their studies.
We are glad to be part of these festivities.
This is our wedding anniversary weekend (30 years). We had selected this particular weekend so that our friends who were traveling to South Bend for the wedding would have one extra travel day that they did not need to take vacation time for. It worked out well. One of our Lake Brantley Rowing Association crew families is having a wedding this weekend and have asked me to officiate.
'So nice to be asked, and on a day that reminds Judy and me of our own wedding day!
Your Memorial Day Weekend may be just as full as ours. However, if you do have some time to travel, you might enjoy some of the suggestions I have included in a recent article I wrote for "Drive the Nation" called: MEMORIAL DAY GETAWAYS.