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Memorial Day Thoughts + Sales Round-Up

While I will always find it a bit odd that a federal holiday to honor our fallen heroes has somehow become a shopping extravaganza, Memorial Day is now without a doubt one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Appliances, furniture, clothing—you name it, it’s on sale!

On one hand, I get it. Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. We’re all itching to enjoy some sun and fun, while tossing a few burgers on the grill.…

Please don’t say ‘Happy Memorial Day’

If there’s one thing news anchors—usually inexperienced ones—do that makes me cringe, it is wishing people a “Happy Memorial Day.” For those of you who have a military member in your family, you probably know where I am going with this. For those who do not, allow me to explain.

Too many people conflate Memorial Day, a time to honor the sacrifices of Americans who have died in combat, with Veterans Day, in which we thank veterans for their service.…