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Just Baffles I That People Still Do NOT Get ‘Memorial Day’ — & That Includes Trump.

by Anura Guruge


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The above was my post from LAST year. I reminded folks that ‘Memorial Day‘ is NOT a happy holiday. It is a day for commemoration, reflection, respect & humility.

I, as invariably happens each year, have been beside myself with people just NOT getting what ‘Memorial Day’ is all about.

It is ‘Memorial Day’. NOT “Veteran’s Day“. There is a HUGE difference.

But, if Trump is confused ….


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Memorial Day 2020 — Early, As In May 25, But Not Unusual.

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Prior to 1971, it was called ‘Decoration Day’ & always held on May 31st, irrespective of what day of the week it was.

As of 1971 it became ‘Memorial Day‘ & would be held on the LAST Monday of May.

Last Monday of May can fall between the 25th & 31st.

So, while May 25th may seem early — and it is (in that it is THE earliest it can now be) — it is not uncommon.

We had Memorial Day on May 25th just 5-years ago, in 2015. You can’t remember that?

And it was 6-years prior to that. Prior that that we had an 11-year gap.

Memorial Day falling on the 25th goes in those 5-6-11 year cycles. That is the same for all these types of fixed day events. 11-year gaps come about due to Leap Years.

We will have Memorial Day again on May 25th in 6-years time. Don’t forget.


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Have A Thoughtful, Memorable 2019 Memorial Day (But Calling It “Happy” Is Tacky).

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Memorial Day, a U.S. Federal Holiday (on the last Monday of May), is for remembering all the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces.

As such ‘Happy’ might not be the best greetings for this holiday since we are honoring those departed. ‘Reflective‘ may be the best sentiment.

Just a thought.


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Google, As In 2016 & 2015, Does A Footnote For 2017 ‘Memorial Day’ Rather Than A Google Doodle.

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Google has NEVER done a Google Doodle for Memorial Day!

I guess it has to do with some kind of policy that they eschew anything associated with war and conflict.

I can understand and appreciate that to an extent.

But, I think Memorial Day transcends war though by definition it is holiday honoring U.S. war dead in all conflicts.


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2017 Memorial Day Greeting (But It Is NOT “Have A Happy …”)

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Memorial Day, a U.S. Federal Holiday (on the last Monday of May), is for remembering all the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces.

As such ‘Happy’ might not be the best greetings for this holiday since we are honoring those departed. ‘Reflective‘ may be the best sentiment.

Just a thought.


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Google Does A Footnote For 2016 ‘Memorial Day’ Rather Than Doodle — Ditto As In 2015.

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2016 footnote. Click to ENLARGE. 


2015 footnote. Note flag is slightly different.


Google has NEVER done a Google Doodle for Memorial Day!

I guess it has to do with some kind of policy that they eschew anything associated with war and conflict.

I can understand and appreciate that to an extent.

But, I think Memorial Day transcends war though by definition it is holiday honoring U.S. war dead in all conflicts.


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>> Frankie Manning.
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Ravi Shankar.

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This Year’s May 30 ‘Memorial Day’ Isn’t Unusual — Used To Be THE Day Until 1971

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Memorial Days Past & Future

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Prior to 1971 ‘Memorial Day‘ (which was originally known as ‘Decoration Day‘) was always celebrated on ‘May 30’ — irrespective of what day of the week it was. The holiday goes back to the end of the Civil War.

In 1968 Congress, with the ‘Uniform Holidays Bill‘ aimed at creating 3-day weekends, mandated that ‘Memorial Day’ would be on the last Monday of May. As such it can fall anywhere from May 25 to May 31. This year will be the 7th time, since 1971, it has fallen on May 30.

May 26, May 28 and May 31 have already had 7 instances. Falls the least often on the earliest possible day, May 25.


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Topless In Every Way In New Hampshire — Saturday, May 28, 2016.

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Today, the start of 2016 Memorial Day weekend, with the temperature in the 80s (from fairly early on), was indeed the day to go topless though I had started doing so at least a week ago (as some of you already know).

I did my run, up Prospect Mountain Road, topless — for the first time this year. That is always special. Hopefully I can continue to run topless, as is my wont, until late September or even maybe October. Two different ladies, in separate cars, nearly went off the road this morning when they saw me — this half naked kafir — running down the hill. I felt bad for them. They probably thought that the natives were back trying to regain their land. Luckily they managed to correct their steering.

It was a great day to go topless in every way. Devanee and I did a quick trip to Wolfeboro to pick up a battery for the XJ8 and get some libation. Topless in the XJS was a treat. So I couldn’t resist taking the topless theme further. Devanee, as she had done last week, took the pictures.


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