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Wardrobe Adjustment

May 26, 2014

Wardrobe Adjustment

Today is Memorial Day, a special time when this great nation pauses a moment to look for its white shoes and straw hats. This is the official Unofficial Start of Summer, so get your seersucker suits out of storage.

In Baltimore, “Straw Hat Day” was May 15th; farther south, other rules apply. But remind yourself that today is about more than wearing light clothing, burning meat, or buying major appliances. There’s a reason we observe a moment of silence at 3:00 PM.

Related:

“National WWII Museum Poll Shows 80 percent of Americans Unfamiliar with Memorial Day’s Real Meaning” (Press Release).

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Wardrobe Adjustment

May 28, 2012

Wardrobe Adjustment
Memorial Day. It’s that special time when America pauses a moment to look for its white shoes and straw hats.

This is the official Unofficial Start of Summer.

Note: In Baltimore, “Straw Hat Day” is May 15th. Farther south, other rules apply.

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