Thursday, May 29, 2008

Memorial Day

“…it commemorates U.S. men and women who perished while in military service to their country. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, it was expanded after World War I to include American casualties of any war or military action…”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_dayretrieved: May 29, 2008

Best of all it's a US federal Holiday, which meant no work for Kirsten. Memorial Day also usually means a BBQ of sorts somewhere unless it's raining, which it was.

In Orem, and other places in Utah Valley, Boy Scouts go around and put American Flags in the yards of people who have donated to them. We had one in our yard this year. I actually really like the effect this has. First off b/c it looks cool. Second b/c it makes me wonder why we put flags up on that day and then i go and read about it in wikipedia. I'll have to take a picture of the effect next time they put the flags up so you can see what I mean.

Kirsten spent memorial day doing homework. And then we went to a BBQ at the Escobars. It was a fun time with friends and a great holiday.

3 comments:

Dennis May 29, 2008 at 9:10 AM  

haha, so funny to know how Wikipidia has become such a source of information for the things we thought we knew but really don't know too much about.. Well, you know what I mean. :-)
Yay for a Holiday !
-Dennis

Emily W. May 29, 2008 at 1:11 PM  

Gotta love that barbeque! Woot!

Emily W. May 29, 2008 at 1:11 PM  

p.s. I think its really ironic it was raining in Utah and was sunny in Washington.

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