Happy Memorial Day from PumpProducts.com!

Sleeping in late on a Monday in May can only mean one thing: it’s Memorial Day. This means it’s time to spend an afternoon on the beach and get an awkward sunburn that you’re going to have a hard time explaining at work on Tuesday. Or if the beach isn’t your thing, maybe you’re inviting family you only see once a year (not always a bad thing) over for a BBQ.

Observed on the last Monday of May, people most commonly associate Memorial Day Weekend with the unofficial start of summer and everything that goes with it. If you’re not chomping down on a funnel cake under the summer sun at the boardwalk, there’s a chance you’re at the local parade. Towns and cities across the country will have veterans and other civic groups march through the main streets. It’s a classic picture of Americana.

However you celebrate, we should take time to remember the original purpose of Memorial Day, which is to memorialize and honor soldiers of the armed services who gave their lives for the United States. In that way, Memorial Day is a distinct and separate tradition from Veteran’s Day, which honors all who served. Above all else, Memorial Day is a day to be thankful.

PumpProducts.com would like to salute all those who have served our country and preserved the freedom and liberty that we enjoy every day.

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Some quick Memorial Day history:

Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day has been a tradition since near the end of the Civil War though didn’t achieve the status of federal holiday until 1971. The exact origins of the day and where it was first celebrated are unclear but Waterloo, New York was officially declared the birthplace of the day by Lyndon Johnson in 1966. It wasn’t until World War I that the holiday evolved into commemorating troops lost not only in the Civil War, but across all armed conflicts the United States has been a part of.

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