For the most part, I have been one of those people who sees the main significance of Memorial Day as being the start of summer.
For me and a lot of others, whether or not they would admit it publicly, Memorial Day has been little more than a nice three-day weekend – a good time to sleep in late, get outdoors, grill some brats and maybe have a family reunion or go for a swim.
I know the history of Memorial Day. Somewhere, squirreled back in the file cabinet of my brain, I recall hearing people call it Decoration Day.
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