• Memorial Day: Little-Known Facts and Happenings in the Bay Area This Weekend

    Memorial Day 2018
    May 25, 2018
    Although it didn’t become an official national holiday until 1971, Memorial Day is rooted in an American tradition that dates back to the years following the Civil War. Often confused with Veterans Day, which pays tribute to all who have served in the United State Armed Forces, Memorial Day is intended to honor Americans who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. Memorial Day also marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and is one of the busiest travel days of the year. In fact, record numbers of people are expected to take to the roads this weekend, even as gas prices soar. To honor our fallen soldiers and help you make the most of the holiday, we’ve decided to share a few little-known facts about Memorial Day, and tips on what’s occurring in the Bay Area this weekend.