The Holiday was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars.
In the spirit of our fallen soldiers: enjoy Memorial Day!
In the meantime, my wife and I go packing – we're moving this weekend.
_______Source: Wikipedia. Photo: Cliffside Beach umbrellas ©Louis Davidson, date unknown