Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day. This holiday commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country. It began first to honor Union soldiers who died during the American Civil War. After World War I, it expanded to include those who died in any war or military action. One of the longest standing traditions is the running of the Indianapolis 500, which has been held in conjunction with Memorial Day since 1911.
Since I have/know no one that fits this criteria to memorialize and it is a federal holiday, I don’t plan on going to the bank. I don’t plan on checking my mail, and I won’t be watching the Indy 500 either. I do plan to do some laundry, some knitting, and maybe toss the frisbee around in the back yard.
How do you plan to spend this day?