It is Memorial Day in the United States today. This year Memorial Day is at the earliest date in May this Holiday is celebrated.
Memorial Day is a federal holiday and is observed at the last Monday in May. This year Memorial Day falls on May 25, the earliest date possible. Memorial Day can be as late as May 30. Today the American Flag is raised and lowered to half-staff position to honor the fallen man and women. More than one million lost their life in service for the country.
While there is a sad and somber background for Memorial Day there are lighter traditions like parades and Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600 races. The Indy 500 took place yesterday and Juan Pablo Montoya won. The 39-year-old former Formula One driver scored his second Indy 500. His first win lies an incredible 15 years in the past. The Coca-Cola 600 was won by Carl Edwards.
Infamous Billionaire Donald Trump has sent out the most favorited Memorial Day 2015 wish on Twitter. He wrote: "I would like to wish everyone, including all haters and losers (of which, sadly, there are many) a truly happy and enjoyable Memorial Day!" Looks like he had a bad day.
I would like to wish everyone, including all haters and losers (of which, sadly, there are many) a truly happy and enjoyable Memorial Day!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 24, 2015
Another tradition on Memorial Day are sales. Many people hit the mall this weekend and stores have advertised multi-day Memorial Day sales events ahead of the weekend including electronics retailer Best Buy. The highlight in the 4-Day Best Buy Memorial Day Sale is a $1 iPhone 5S from Sprint with a free $100 gift card. Another hot deal is $150 off an Apple MacBook Air.
Walmart's Memorial Day sale focuses on pools and patio gear. Macy's celebrates Memorial Day with an extra 20% off everything sale.
As any long weekend the Memorial Day weekend is a big event at the movie theaters. The Memorial Day 2015 box office has been won by Disney's Tomorrowland with $32 million at the domestic box office. Pitch Perfect 2 ranked second with $30 million in its second weekend, almost taking the crown from Tomorrowland. Mad Max: Fury Road comes in on third.
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