Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day

MENTAL STATUS: "Smug." Every time the Red Soxs win a game, the Yankees lose a game. In the word's of Martha Stewart, "It's a good thing."

Today is Memorial Day in the U.S., a federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day. This holiday commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country.

Many people observe this holiday by visiting cemeteries or memorials. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3 p.m. Washington time.

Memorial Day is also a time for picnics, family gatherings, and sporting events--and a time to go to the beach and annoy locals who live there year round. (I know because I live at the shore)
A lot of Americans view Memorial Day as the unofficial beginning of summer and Labor Day as the unofficial end of the season.
We're planning on spending the late morning/early afternoon at the beach then family is coming over for a BBQ. I'm putting together some chicken kabobs. Yum.
Have a good one!


Priya said...

in SA we call a BBQ, a braai, so happy braai-ing. :)
may all those that died in cinflict RIP.

Elle Fredrix said...

Haha! Our summer unofficially starts a week before yours!

We get a longer summer. Nah na, nah na, nah na!

Have a great day, whatever you do.

Chicki said...

Oh, how I wish I lived at the shore. Before we left Jersey in 1994 Point Pleasant Beach was my favorite spot. I miss it so much. Atlanta is three hours inland and that's entirely too long for a day trip. Needless to say, we don't get to the beach much.

We cooked out yesterday so I wouldn't have to do any today.


Angela Jefferson said...

We cooked out all weekend except today. Had to get ready for the work week.