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23 May, 2008

Memorial day

Well it's another American holiday coming up so I thought i'd do a little bit of research (i.e. check wikipedia) and find out the skinny on this holiday. Turns out it was formerly known as Decoration Day and is always the last Monday in May. It commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service. It started as a way to honour Union soldiers who died during the American Civil War and after World War 1 it was expanded to include any who died in war or military action.

So this weekend I guess I should expect to see lots of flags, lots of cookout...and lots of cars ditched along the roadside?


Chris James said...

And cops.

Lots and lots of cops.

All Click said...

I didn't end up seeing too many cops :-(