I'm all about celebrating Memorial Day for the right reasons-to honor our brave men and women who have fallen while serving our country, but jumpstarting the American economy right now seems like a pretty good idea too. Whatever you are doing on this American holiday-be safe, and thank a soldier or veteran for their sacrifice and service.

The origins of Memorial Day date to the aftermath of the Civil War, when people would decorate the graves of fallen soldiers to honor their service. The holiday still retains its reverential and patriotic spirit, but its economic consequences, though smaller than those of other holidays, cannot be overlooked.

(via Six Reasons the U.S. Economy Needs Memorial Day - DailyFinance.)