Memorial Day is Coming

Memorial Day is coming up on Monday and I was curious to know the history of this national holiday.  I knew that it was a day dedicated to honoring those soldiers that died while serving in the military, but did not know that it dates back to the Civil War.  Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day became an official national holiday in 1971.

While it is fantastic to have the day off and Memorial Day traditionally marks the day that many pools open for the summer, let's remember to take a moment to thank those brave individuals who have lost their lives preserving our freedom, not to mention pool privileges.

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