Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Originally the holiday was only meant to commemerate the soldiers that had died during the Civil War. During WWI, the holiday evolved to commemerate all soldiers lost in battle.History Channel
For Memorial Day, we decided to visit my step-son and his wife in Niceville, FL. We just found out they are expecting their first child. The baby is due late December or early January. While we are here we will visit Destin Beach. This will be our second visit to the area. Destin Beach is beautiful. The water is clear and clean. The beaches have white sand. We may decide to rent a pontoon boat while we are here.
We are also going to visit the Air Force base. This will be my husband's first time visiting this base. It is always nice to visit new posts. One great thing about the shopping on post is all of it is tax free. The absolute best part of the vacation is the drive home, we get to stop in to see my son and his family. There is nothing like your own family!Busy Tourist