10 Things to Remember About Memorial Day

As we were watching a TV show together yesterday morning, my 8 year old remarked: “Dad, why is there Memorial Day?”

I responded back with a question: “Why do you think there is?”

Joshua, after having watched about 3 rounds of commercials, said: “I’m pretty sure it’s about buying furniture.”

Hopefully this article, “10 Things to Remember About Memorial Day,” will clear up any further confusion. Some of my favorites:

1. It started with the Civil War

3. It was first known as Decoration Day

5. It was James Garfield’s finest hour—or maybe hour-and-a-half

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