In the US we have arrived at the first big weekend of summer–Memorial Day.
Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday of May. Originally called Decoration Day, this holiday was begun to honor the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. In the 20th century it was expanded to remember all the fallen.
Many decorate military graves with American flags to commemorate this day. Parades abound. Fireworks. Picnics. Beer.
Though the calendar indicates summer begins in June and ends in September, for most summer begins at Memorial Day and ends at Labor Day.
I will be watching baseball, eating hot dogs, ignoring the apple pie, and hey I drive a Chevrolet.
How about you? How do you celebrate Memorial Day?