Observing Memorial Day 2019

Wishing everyone a great holiday weekend, and I hope that folks take some time out to remember why we celebrate this day as a nation. It's not "National BBQ Day" you know. Think of those we've lost who stood up for, and made possible, our freedoms and liberty here in the U.S.

Wishing everyone a great holiday weekend, and I hope that folks take some time out to remember why we celebrate this day as a nation.

It’s not “National BBQ Day” you know.

Think of those we’ve lost who stood up for, and made possible, our freedoms and liberty here in the U.S.

A few facts about Memorial Day:

• Memorial Day is a federal holiday that occurs every year on the last Monday of May.

• Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces, formerly known as Decoration Day.

• Memorial Day typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

• Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.

The average age of fallen U.S. soldiers is 26½.

The New York Times reports that Arlington National Cemetery is running out of room and may need to consider new rules that may turn away eligible soldiers.