I’m so excited that Memorial Day is on May 30 this year. There’s a good reason.
That was the official date (1868-1970) until Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act to create three-day holidays and the last Monday in May became the day to celebrate Memorial Day.
An obscure fact I realize, but there’s a reason for remembering it. Many, many years ago hubby-dear and I chose Memorial Day for our wedding ceremony.
Back then we were financially strapped students from equally financially strapped families. Plus, time off from work for a wedding or honeymoon was out of the question. That particular year Memorial Day fell on Thursday, May 30 which meant an extra day off work for us and our families.
To save more expense, I wore my mother’s wedding dress, which she’d worn twenty-five years earlier.
My mother is in the dress in the picture top left. I’m in the picture below her wearing the dress, and the larger picture is our daughter in the dress for her wedding, twenty-five years later.
Every year Memorial Day changes. Celebrating our wedding anniversary doesn’t. This year, we get to honor family members we’ve lost in service and celebrate our marriage at the same time.
Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! Missed seeing you at the AHS reunion.
Thanks, Patsy. We hated to miss the reunion. Next time.
Happy Anniversary! I always loved that dress, and it looked great on all 3 of you.