Memorial Day was born out of necessity. After the American Civil War, a battered United States was faced with the task of burying and honoring the 600,000 to 800,000 Union and Confederate soldiers who had died in the single bloodiest military conflict in American history. The first national commemoration of Memorial Day was held in Arlington National Cemetery on May 30, 1868, where both Union and Confederate soldiers are buried. Continue reading One of the Earliest Memorial Day Ceremonies Was Held by Freed Slaves
If you’re a regular reader (and if you’re not – hi! Come, hang out. You’ll like us, honestly. We’re friendly and we smell good), you’ll know that we’re pretty into our food here. That’s why we got celebrity chef Mario Batali to whip us up a few dishes to try out over the Memorial Day weekend. But wait! There’s more to it.