Author: Gloria Gamat
On May 26 (Monday) is U.S. Memorial Day – meaning, this coming weekend will be a longer one for all people residing in America.
Also, it means the onset of summertime in the U.S. Well, some said that this year's Spring is already like summer, what with the temperature highs various parts of the U.S. have experienced and are still experiencing.
So. Where are you going to spend your long weekend? You must have booked way before in order to get the best deals and before seats run out, right?
Well, anywhere I go, I would like to discover the place from on foot than inside a car, there's nothing like the sights, sounds and smells to soak in the new city you are in.
The Washington Post article pointed the results of the annual walkable cities survey conducted by Prevention magazine in partnership with the American Podiatric Medical Association.
The top 5 most walkable American cities for 2008:
1. Cambridge, Massachusetts
2. New York City
3. Ann Arbor, Michigan
5. Washington, D.C.
What a great list! ;-)
What is U.S. Memorial Day anyway?
Memorial Day is a United States Federal Holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May (observed in 2008 on May 26). It was formerly known as Decoration Day. This holiday commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country.
It began first to honor Union soldiers who died during the. After World War I, it was expanded to include those who died in any war or military action. One of the longest standing traditions is the running of the Indianapolis 500, which has been held in conjunction with Memorial Day since 1911.
It is also traditionally viewed as the beginning of summer by many, since many schools are dismissed around Memorial Day.
That's according to wikipedia.