Memorial Day weekend is coming up. Summer is officially here. Fire up the barbecue and put away that winter wardrobe. I live in an area of the country where the population of veterans and active duty military is pretty high. There is no shortage of patriotic feelings around this holiday.
The holiday originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868. By the 20th century, Memorial Day was created as a way to honor all Americans who died while in military service.