- It used to be call Decoration Day because flowers were placed on the graves of Civil War soldiers to decorate the site. The holiday was eventually expanded to commemorate those who served in all wars.
- Since this is a national holiday, 37.2 million Americans will hit the road to travel. No wonder the freeways are so jammed!
- 57% of us will have a cookout on this day.
- 800 hot dogs are consumed PER SECOND on this holiday. Yikes!
- 1.5 million of us will watch a parade.