The Memorial holiday can trace its origins back to 1868 from the tradition of Decoration Day, where flowers were placed on the graves of soldiers from the U.S. Civil War. Over the years, remembrances grew in meaning to now include recognition for all U.S. military who have died in our nation’s wars. Memorial Day became an official Federal holiday in 1971.
God bless the men, women and their families who have suffered from the "ultimate" sacrifice. My United States of America flag will be proudly displayed all weekend.
Haven't done a holiday weekend in over 10 years. Haven't put the boat in the water on a holiday weekend in almost 13 years. Use to sit on the beach and count the broken down boats and PWC's as well as the close calls on the water. Then decided that even driving out on the holidays isn't worth the it.