Memorial Day weekend has come around again already. First celebrated on May 30, 1868, Memorial Day (aka Decoration Day) is one of our oldest holidays, commemorating the lives of those who tragically died serving in US services (and for most people it also marks the start of the summer vacation season).
I don't believe in war but I do believe in acknowledging the people who lost their lives through it.
Since we love our infographics on Socialphy, I found this infographic about Memorial Day. Well, it starts out as an infographic about Memorial Day and ends as an infographic about the US' barbecuing habits. Sounds about right. Most people in the US will be more concerned about what side dishes they'll be having with their bbq-d burgers than remembering what the holiday is really all about.
Whatever you do this holiday weekend, take a moment to appreciate what it really all means.
That's what it takes to be a hero, a little gem of innocence inside you that makes you want to believe that there still exists a right and wrong, that decency will somehow triumph in the end.