Since 1971 Memorial Day is now celebrated by law on the last Monday in May. That year Congress passed the National Holiday Act, P.L. 90-363 to ensure a three day weekend for Federal holidays.
As we shop the sales, relax on the beach, hit the lakes, savor the outdoor picnics and bar-b-ques, I like to stop and take a moment to remember the reason why we are enjoying an extended weekend. As a former tanker & service member, I am eternally grateful to those who laid down their lives for me.