Memorial Day weekend is upon us – a time to celebrate, relax, take advantage of a long weekend, and most importantly, to remember Americans who died while in military service. Observed annually on the last Monday of May, the holiday was formerly known as Decoration Day, when the graves of fallen soldiers were decorated in commemoration of their service. Many people visit cemeteries or memorials on the holiday as a way to honor those who gave their lives in service to our country. In national cemeteries, volunteers place an American flag on each grave.
Traditionally, on Memorial Day the flag is raised to the top of the staff and then slowly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains until noon. Then, raised again to full staff for the rest of the day. Parades are also a central event on Memorial Day, which are typically military-themed and feature marching bands, the National Guard, and other military servicemen, veterans, and military vehicles.
Memorial Day signals the unofficial start of the summer vacation season. Many folks will be spending the weekend camping, barbecuing, or vacationing, which means more drivers on the road and more crowds. Another traditional Memorial Day event is the Indianapolis 500, which runs on Sunday. Stay safe out there, enjoy yourselves responsibly and don’t forget the designated driver. Headed to the beach or pool party, Taste of Cincinnati, Kings Island or Kentucky Kingdom? What are your plans for the holiday weekend?
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