Posted on May 18, 2008 at 9:30pm
Memorial Day, coming up on May 26, is not, as some may believe "the official kick off to summer".
Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day began in the Civil War era, when women would decorate the graves of the fallen soldiers. It was officially adopted as Memorial Day in 1966 by then President Johnson. The traditional Memorial Day is May 30, but it's fallen victim to those "Monday holidays" and is now the last Monday in May.
Many people seem to have forgotten the real meaning… Continue