Sunday, May 24, 2009

Another (Parenthetical) Holiday

Tomorrow is Memorial Day (Observed) in the U.S. If you don't already know, "Observed" is a euphemism for pulling up our national holidays by their roots and plopping them down into three-day weekends that have nothing to do with why they are supposed to be celebrated.

This one originally was called Decoration Day. It was a day of remembrance for Union soldiers who died in the Civil War. After World War I, it was expanded to include soldiers who died in any war. Nowadays it is called No Money Down and No Payments Until 2010 Day, at least down at the mall.

Meanwhile, the Year of Lincoln posts will resume next Sunday and Kiko's House will return to the real world on Tuesday.

1 comment:

Money Is The Root Of All Good said...

May God bless the soldiers who have protected the country, both those who have passed on and those who are with us.