Memorial Day weekend on Cross Lake is going to be fun. The number of boats on the lake will be extremely high, so please make sure you are carefull while out on the lake. DO not operate a boat if you have been drinking booze. Remember what your mother used to tell you and wear sunscreen (nobody wants to see a lobster on Tuesday). The weather forecast is looking good with highs on Sat & Sun in the low 90’s and potential rain on Monday.
Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 31 in 2010). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. The holiday was first enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the Civil War), it was expanded after World War I.
There are many reasons to celebrate the holiday, but it is important to remember Memorial Day is more than just a day that you don’t have to go in to work, it is a time to reflect and give thanks to the men and women who have paid the ultimate price for the freedom we have in the greatest country in the World, the United States of America. In the United States you have the freedom to express your opinions and beliefs because of the people who have died to defend and protect these rights. This is the time to remember them and be grateful for what they have given the citizens of this great country. We have the right to argue with each other and debate political and religious topics because of those who have died. Be safe out there everyone.
Remember to thank those who have served to protect your rights and defend our freedom.