Memorial Day – an American Holiday

Today is Memorial Day in the US. A day set aside to honor those who have sacrificed their lives protecting the “land of the free” in battles around the globe. There will be speeches, cemetery visits, and memorial observances throughout the land.

Memorial Day is also the official start of the summer season —  tourist towns dust off the winter cobwebs, theme parks reopen their doors, children will soon be out of school, and a host of family activities are being planned. This long weekend affords families the opportunity to travel, get together for that first picnic of the season, and celebrate the summer to come.

Blue Bear hanging from a lantern

Let the camping and paddling season begin!

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