Monday, May 28, 2018
Memorial Day 2018
Another Memorial Day is upon us. As you may know, it was once celebrated on May 30th, no matter what day of the week that date occurred but The Uniform Holiday Act changed all that.
The Uniform Monday Holiday Act (Pub.L. 90–363) "is an Act of Congress that amended the federal holiday provisions of the United States Code to establish the observance of certain holidays on Mondays. The Act was signed into law on June 28, 1968, and took effect on January 1, 1971."
I appreciate long weekends just like anyone else, but unfortunately, the solemnity of holidays such as Memorial Day can be lost in what has become "the unofficial start of summer."