For a lot of people, today is a 3 day weekend. It’s the unofficial kick off to summer. It’s the day you must eat watermelon. But I won’t forget why we get to celebrate all of these things- our freedom. And those who fight, continue to fight, and gave their lives for it.
Did you know originally Memorial Day was called Decoration Day, named for the idea of leaving flowers on the graves of Civil War soldiers. Late May was chosen because it was when it was believed flowers across the entire country would be in bloom.
After World War I, the holiday was expanded to recognize all those that died in American wars.
That’s enough trivia for today, but I wanted to take a minute to remind myself and be grateful for those that made it possible for me to enjoy backyard cookouts.
And time with good friends.
And beautiful weather.
And to taste test beers.
And to share kale chips with friends.
Oh, and to eat watermelon. Lots and lots of watermelon.
Happy Memorial Day. <3