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The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Remembering …

Remembering …

Today marks the start of a long weekend for many. Memorial Day weekend is here already. Memorial Day is more than just a great excuse for a cookout and a day off from work. The holiday was created to honor the many American men and women who died in military service. This focus on those who made the ultimate sacrifice sets it apart from Veterans’ Day, which honors all military veterans, living and dead.

It is a nice way to unofficially start the summer season, but as we get ready to grill some summer favorites, here are a few links to stories about Memorial Day, ideas on what to do to celebrate it (if the weather doesn’t cooperate), and just a friendly reminder to remember what this holiday is all about. Test your kids and see if they know why they have a day off from school. Serve up some red, white, and blue desserts and if possible do something to honor those who served and are still serving our country.

Why do we celebrate Memorial Day?

Best ways to celebrate Memorial Day inside.

Grilling Pizza, here’s how.

Food Safety Tips.

Happy Memorial Day to all of you!

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1 USAclimatereporter { 08.10.12 at 10:22 am }

i love celebrating memorial day sometimes we eat hot dogs sometimes we eat itaian sausages

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