Memorial Day, 2010. Once called "Decoration Day."
Mental Floss has ten things to know about Memorial Day.
SIGNS YOUR VETERAN MAY BE HAVING TROUBLE READJUSTING TO LIFE AT HOME
Plants a minefield in the garden to keep the rabbits out.
When leaving for a car ride and someone calls, "Shotgun!" he hits the deck.
She sprinkles sand on all her food.
Keeps referring to the punks up the street as "insurgents."
Refuses to drink any water that doesn't come in a can.
Tells almost everyone he sees, "Get a haircut!"
Refers to your pressure cooker as an IED.
Accidentally hits his thumb with a hammer, curls up into a ball and yells, "Medic!"
[selected from Chris White's Top Five on the Military]
WELCOME to YOUR WEEK: Well, we know that today is Memorial Day here in the States, but since it's the last day of the month, let's sneak a peek into June. June is Cancer from the Sun Month, Dairy Alternative Month, Fireworks Safety Month, International Men's Month, Turkey Lovers Month, National Bathroom Reading Month, Rebuild Your Life Month, and my favorite, National Accordion Awareness Month. And that's just a bit of the list. Oh, and Wednesday is the sixth annual Leave the Office Early Day.