Well put! As a child, I remember being a member of the Sons of the American Legion, participating on Decoration Day in a parade with Legionnaires to a cemetery, where we placed flags on the graves of deceased members of the military who had fought in WW1 and perhaps the Spanish-American war. In those days, the holiday was on May 30, and not on the last Monday in May. It had much more significance back then. The whole idea of moving holidays to provide a 3 day weekend smacks of crass commercialism.