May 2017 IncSmart Newsletter
The Best Spring Ever
Memorial Day and Labor Day or bookend holidays, marking the beginning and the end of summer. It is still a time to remember those who have passed on, whether in war or otherwise. Memorial Day is not limited to honor only those Americans from the armed forces. It is also a day for personal remembrance. Families and individuals honor the memories of their loved ones who have died. It also is a chance for families to get together for picnics, ball games, and other early summer activities. The beginning of summer is also Barbeque season. Get out the grill.
Memorial Day BBQ
Party on the Patio
Baby Back Ribs
Cinco de Mayo
4000 Mexican soldiers smashed the French and traitor Mexican army of 8000. The Mexicans had won a great victory that kept Napoleon III from supplying the confederate rebels for another year. The United States was embroiled in its own Civil War. The Union army smashed the Confederates at Gettysburg just 14 months after the battle of Puebla, essentially ending the Civil War. Union forces were then rushed to the Texas/Mexican border under General Phil Sheridan, who made sure that the Mexicans got all the weapons and ammunition they needed to expel the French. American soldiers were discharged with their uniforms and rifles if they promised to join the Mexican Army to fight the French. The American Legion of Honor marched in the Victory Parade in Mexico, City.
The Mother's Day tradition is a popular American holiday. The second Sunday in May has become the most popular day of the year to dine out, and telephone lines record their highest traffic, as family everywhere take advantage of this day to honor and to express appreciation of their mothers and grandmothers.
Options vary, but remember if you are sending someone for the first time, you might want to make two reservations. People do not like to experience new things alone, so be ready to send her girlfriend as well.