from Wikipedia: Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed on the final Monday of May (observed this year on 2007-05-28). It was formerly known as Decoration Day. This holiday commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country.
Yes, boys and girls, there is actually a reason for this holiday. Not just known as *our last break for a month*. There is a real reason for Memorial Day. It’s to honor and remember all who have died in service. Do you know anyone? All of my family seems to be Navy. From my Grandfathers, great uncles, etc. My nephew was on the Kitty Hawk when the Iraqi conflict broke out in 2002. My Dad was in the Army Reserves. I’m thankful that none of them died in service.
If you know someone, please tell us about him or her. And yeah, have a great big bbq too. Just remember, that somewhere, someone is missing someone they love. And raise your Pepsi to them. I think there are memorial services at Ripon & Manteca cemeteries. Try to go, if you can.
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