• A Day of Remembrance: Memorial Day

    Memorial Day
    May 26, 2017
    Officially observed on the last Monday in May, Memorial Day honors our nation’s fallen soldiers and marks the unofficial start of the summer season. Back in 1968, an act of Congress moved this holiday from May 30 to its current day to ensure a three-day weekend for federal employees – a point of contention among groups concerned that the holiday’s true purpose has been overshadowed by enthusiasm around a long weekend and summer kickoff. While we aren’t suggesting that anyone forego family barbecues, pool and beachside parties or watching the Indianapolis 500 this weekend, we would like to share a brief overview of how the Memorial Day tradition evolved, and pay respect to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation.