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5 Facts You Should Know About Memorial Day

1. 57% of Americans will barbecue on Memorial Day. Did you know that an estimated 818 hot dogs are consumed per second on Memorial Day? 71 million hot dogs in a day...that's a lot of unknown meat in your mouth.  2. Memorial Day began after the Civil War to honor the recently recalculated 750,000 casualties, which makes it the deadliest war in American history. It is followed by the 400,000 brave servicemen lost in World War II.  3. Started in 2005, the Memorial Day Parade held in Washington D.C.  will attract an estimated 260,000 live spectators. It will also draw in over 150 million TV spectators.  4. More than 37 million people will travel at least 50 miles from over the Memorial Day Weekend....

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7 Memorial Weekend Getaways

New York City Aside from the many things the Big Apple has to offer year round, Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer for the city. Fleet Week is May 25th-31st, which means there will be a chance to visit ships docked alongside the city and in Staten Island, and there will be a plethora of servicemen bustling about. NYC is filled with eating establishments and fun activities for every type of individual readily available at pretty much any hour of the day. While in town, you and your family may enjoy the Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade.    Washington D.C. There is no more patriotic or memorable way to spend Memorial Day. The city is filled with a slew of monuments, commemorations, and...

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