- Gets his haircut at the same barbershop he’s gone to since he was a kid. √ Check.
- Wears socks with his Crocks. √ Check.
- Wears Crocks. √ Check.
- Insists that he can’t do without his fanny pack. √ Check.
- Wears baggy, no name Jeans from the big box store. √ Check.
- Turns those baggy, no name Jeans into cutoffs when the leg bottoms get frayed. √ Check.
- Didn’t get the memo that short shorts are out. √ Check.
- Considers wearing black and brown together a bold fashion statement. √ Check.
For many, Memorial Day conjures images of family cookouts, rising gas prices, blowout sales on everything from cars to computers, and the unofficial start to the summer season.
It’s a lot more than that, of course.
Originally known as Decoration Day and designed to commemorate both the Union and Confederate soldiers killed during the Civil War, over the years, the observance has grown to honor all American soldiers killed while serving—some 1.2 million individuals dating back to the Revolutionary War—and was eventually renamed “Memorial Day.” It became a Federal holiday in 1971.
How Do You Celebrate Memorial Day?
One of the greatest fears of any parent or caregiver is for a child to go missing. It’s a fear that for far too many becomes reality. According to FBI statistics, in 2016 there were a staggering 465,000 reports of missing children made to law enforcement.
“At the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), we believe that one missing child is one too many,” said NCMEC spokesperson and child advocate, Callahan Walsh. “That’s why we’re grateful to