It’s special days such as Memorial Day where we like to step back from the barbeque and reflect on what is we are celebrating and why. Of course Memorial Weekend is the unofficial start of the summer season and along with summer comes grilling, BBQ’s and cookouts. We’ve got a great recipe we saw on Bobby Root Beer RibsFlay’s BBQ Addiction for Root Beer BBQ Ribs which we’ll be trying out this weekend. We hope to inspire you to get your cookout on the right track, but first, we’d like everyone to ponder the meaning of this very special Day.
We observe Memorial Day on the last Monday of May. We honor men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally it was named Decoration Day. Decoration Day originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many of us will observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades–unofficially marking the beginning of summer.
The flag of the United States is raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.
“The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service of their country. At noon, their memory is raised by the living, who resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.”—
So while we hope that your Memorial Weekend is fun and you travel safely, we also hope we can all take a moment to remember the many sacrifices that we honor on this special day.

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