Memorial Day We Remember and Honor
Memorial Day is traditionally a solemn day to remember and honor those soldiers who have lost theirs lives by placing flowers and flags on their graves. Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day honors all soldiers who died during service. In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday through an act of Congress and its roots date back to the Civil War era, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
Memorial Day is also the beginning of summer and a big travel day for many. AAA report,”More than 39 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home during the 2022 Memorial Day holiday weekend — 3 million more than 2021.”
Unfortunately, Memorial Day is also one of the deadliest holidays. The Red Cross gives these suggestions to make it home safely:
* Be well rested and alert, use your seat belts, observe speed limits and follow the rules of the road.
* If you plan on drinking alcohol, designate a driver who won’t drink.
* Give your full attention to the road. Avoid distractions such as cell phones.
As we remember and honor those who have perished defending our nation, we remind drivers to designate a sober driver, wear seat belts, observe speed limits and stop at red lights.
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