Memorial Day is often considered the kick off to summer as it is generally the first long weekend of the warmer months. It is a great opportunity for families to get together and enjoy some extra time around the pool, bbq, or even the beach. Although the weather doesn't seem to be agreeing with us this year, we thought we'd take a minute to explore the roots of this holiday, and look at what is going on in our neighborhoods!
The preferred name for the holiday gradually changed from "Decoration Day" to "Memorial Day", which was first used in 1882. It did not become more common until after World War II, and was not declared the official name by Federal law until 1967. It is a day of remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end. Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.
Many people people take the long weekend as an opportunity to travel, but if you are staying in the RSM area, you can find out about some fun local activities here!: http://patch.com/california/ranchosantamargarita/get-out-memorial-day-4
If you are one of the millions of Americans spending this weekend hosting a party, be sure to take today as an opportunity to make sure your plumbing is in fine working order! If you have any issues or concerns, call us today, and we'd be more than happy to help! www.rsmplumbing.com - 949-858-3818
And above all else, we want to thank the brave men and women who have lost their lives serving this great country of ours! Thank you all, and Happy Memoial Day.