Hopefully, you're enjoying a relaxing three-day weekend this Memorial Day. As we enjoy some extra time with our loved ones, let's make certain to remember and thank those responsible for us being able to have this time, our nation's military.

Originally begun as "Decoration Day" in 1868 to remember fallen Civil War soldiers. It was dubbed "Decoration Day" because "Southern women decorated the graves of soldiers even before the Civil War’s end" according to Wikipedia.com.

In 1971, Congress standardized the holiday as "Memorial Day", marking the last Monday in May as the day for its observance.

I found this YouTube video montage of military movies, and it's a great watch for Memorial Day.

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Memorial Day isn't about picnics or vacation. It isn't even about honoring veterans. It's about The Fallen. These classic films, while refusing to glorify war, nevertheless pay tribute to the men and women who paid the ultimate price for their country.

 

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Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.