Restoring the Meaning of Memorial Day
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 68 , Segment 1
Episode: Memorial Day, Emotional Disconnect, K-12 Financial Education
- May 21, 2015 9:00 pm
- 14:19 mins
Guest: John Raughter, national communications manager for the American Legion AAA projects holiday travel this weekend to be the highest in a decade. That’s what Memorial Day’s all about, right? A kick-off to summer. Barbecues and campouts and picnics. Of course we know Memorial Day has deeper meaning as a time to honor fallen service members. But it’s clearly lost some of that significance in America. That has prompted some to call for the holiday to be moved so it’s not on a Monday and thus always part of a three-day weekend, which makes recreational activities so tempting.