IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY

In 2021, Memorial Day will be observed on Monday, May 31.

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2021 will occur on Monday, May 31.

Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.

Memorial Day Traditions

Cities and towns across the United States host Memorial Day parades each year, often incorporating military personnel and members of veterans’ organizations. Some of the largest parades take place in Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C.

Americans also observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and memorials. Some people wear a red poppy in remembrance of those fallen in war—a tradition that began with a World War I poem. On a less somber note, many people take weekend trips or throw parties and barbecues on the holiday, perhaps because Memorial Day weekend—the long weekend comprising the Saturday and Sunday before Memorial Day and Memorial Day itself—unofficially marks the beginning of summer.

There are lots of great ways to celebrate Memorial Day, even now when we’re still trying to keep our distance from people not in our households.  

Personally, I have been snuggled up with Aireal and dabbing this sweet nectar of the gods, aka Peyote Critical Wax. In a perfectly blissful state. 

There is still time to use your cash app and order some for yourself! 

Stay lifted my friends,

James M. Cruce

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