May 22, 2020
May 22, 2020
Like each year in a row, Memorial Day event is a vital part of our nation. It is about pride, unity, strength, and remembering those who have sacrificed their lives for a better tomorrow; our tomorrow! It’s about ‘Murica’ – and to that end, it is important to know that this Holiday is so much more than just a day off.
This year’s Memorial Day is different. Part of the reason is associated with the recent Covid-19 outbreak. A large barbecue get-together in your backyard, pool parties, and traditional camping trips over the long weekend is not possible. It wouldn’t be wrong to call it Memorial May, instead of Memorial Day because of many implications associated with social distancing.
While it is true that we are not able to partake in the celebratory events with our loved ones, there are other ways to experience this age-old tradition that our nation has delved into for so long. This year’s Memorial Day is extra special because of all those frontline health workers who have been working painlessly round the clock to battle the Covid-19 pandemic.
Over the last few months, America, alongside many other nations, has lost too many lives. The casualties continue to increase as our healthcare officials, doctors and medical specialists continue to do their job.
The last 2 months have been extremely challenging for everyone, but it has also given us an opportunity to prove our faith in humanity. The simple spirit of doting on strangers, taking part in social welfare programs on the internet, and online Covid-19 relief programs has demonstrated that we can withstand adversity to great lengths.
Although it saddens many of us to hear that the 2020 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C. has been canceled, there are still one too many ways to bask in the ambiance of this special day. Al thanks to the collaborative effort of various news channels, a special pre-recorded footage of the National Memorial Day will be broadcasted at different news hubs. This is to ensure that you can follow the tradition of watching Memorial Day footage as you used to do in the past.
To all those veterans and modern-day civil services individuals, we salute you. Had it not been for your valiant efforts, we wouldn’t be sitting here talking about Memorial Day celebrations and commemorations at all. We owe it to you big time!
Just in case you were wondering about the exact date for this year, it is May 25, 2020. The general rule of thumb is to remember that the Memorial Day event is held on the last Monday in May. The dates change according to the current year calendar. Therefore, the last couple of years’ Memorial Day holiday dates have been different than the year 2020.
Regardless, whatever your plans are for the weekend, we wish you all the best. Depending on the recent State-imposed regulations for social distancing due to Coronavirus, you may or may not be able to go out to your favorite shopping malls. It is for our own safety.
If shopping is one of your strong virtues, especially if you have been saving on the side in the anticipation of Memorial Day special discounts for 2020 sales, then there’s still good news. Hundreds of brands have extended their discount deals through online eCommerce stores. You can avail those discounts to save on mattresses, appliances, clothing, and many other items of interest.
Over at nTask, we are celebrating Memorial Day by helping our users join hands through our project management tool. Collaborate with your teams, forge new partnerships, and invite people to get a glimpse of all your awesome projects in motion.
As a matter of fact, we decided to slash the price by half by offering a limited time 50% discount on nTask Manager. Although compared to other nifty tools in the market, nTask’s price has always leaned on feasibility, but this Memorial Day online shopping extravaganza takes it a step further. It is our way of thanking those who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.
It is also the time of the year when the Summer season will bloom from infancy. The next few months are going to be hot over at Florida and many other States. Some of us might not be able to make it to the offices. Then there’s the usual onslaught of dehydration and a massive heatwave.
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Memorial Day is a special way of honoring all those brave individuals who died while serving in the U.S. military. Whether it was overseas, within the country, or during the war; we salute you and thank you for everything.
The first historic reference of Memorial Day dates back to May 1, 1865 at the end of the Civil War. People gathered to honor the bodies of Union Soldiers after the brief evacuation of Confederate soldiers from Charleston. People joined hands, sang hymns, and held vigils in places to remember the fallen heroes.
Few years down the road, all thanks to Union General John A. Logan, the “event” was formally recognized as National Memorial Day as a day of remembrance for those who died. However, in 1950, members of the U.S. Congress agreed to call upon the people through a proclamation for everyone to observe the historic event. Followed by that, the U.S. government decided to declare an official holiday in 1971 for all upcoming Memorial Day events.
… And to this day, the tradition continues. It’s an embodiment of our nation’s pride and rock-solid history. Over the past few decades, people of the United States have developed their ways of holding a tribute for the fallen.
Regardless of someone’s special way of remembering the historical significance of this day, we all take pride in knowing that it unites us – and reinvigorates our faith in humanity.
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