Poll: What Will You Do This Holiday Weekend?
Some snooze. Some snorkel. Some sunbathe. Some sip cold drinks while grilling out. What are your plans?
For many Americans, Memorial Day is seen as the dawn of the summer - the unofficial kickoff to some things our culture holds dear: Vacations, end of school, warm weather and time with friends.
Of course, Americans' leisure and peace of mind comes at a high cost that actually defines what Memorial Day is truly about.
“Decoration Day,” as it was originally called, commemorated Union soldiers who died in the American Civil War. The Southern States also started traditions to honor their fallen dead under various names. Gradually the observances became known as “Memorial Day” and were extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. “Memorial Day” was declared the official name by Federal Law in 1967. In 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Holidays Bill, which moved four holidays to a specified Monday in order to create three-day weekends. This moved Memorial Day from the traditional May 30th date to the last Monday in May.
We at Taylors-Wade Hampton Patch would like to wish you a great Memorial Day weekend, and ask you: How do you plan on observing the holiday weekend? Will you grill out with friends and family? Is traveling on the agenda? Or will you just rest at home? Tell us in our poll.