– Ben Martens

Thank You Veterans

Happy Memorial Day! The first thing that might pop into your mind is beer and barbeques, but don’t forget to thank a veteran today.

Memorial Day has a long history dating back to the 1800s when people would decorate the graves of fallen soldiers. There’s a lot of controversy about exactly how it started, but it was declared an official Federal holiday in 1967. At that point it was moved from always being on May 30 to being the last Monday in May. Can you imagine what would happen if they changed the date of a holiday now?