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Memorial Day Planner Chicago 5-28-16

Memorial Day Planner Chicago 5-28-16

Memorial Day Planner Chicago 5-28-16 Oyster Bah

Memorial Day Planner Chicago 5-28-16 Oyster Bah

 

Memorial Day BBQ at Oyster Bah

In other Memorial Day BBQ news, Oyster Bah is getting in on the action with a holiday shindig of its own May 30. The all-day event runs from 11:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., featuring a spread of summery dishes like fried chicken, baby back ribs, and steamed lobster. All specials come with sweet corn on the cob and cole slaw, and dishes are priced a la carte.

 

Memorial Day Planner Chicago 5-28-16

 

 

Memorial Day: Weekend Planner Chicago 5-28-16

Memorial Day: Weekend Planner Chicago 5-28-16

 

Punch Room Takes Over Bordel

One of London’s most esteemed cocktail bars and one of the most lauded bars in the world is poised to take over Bordel for a night. Punch Room at The London EDITION lands at Bordel May 29 as part of its tour through the U.S. From 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., the famed bar will be slinging cocktails and punch with the help of Woodford Reserve. While it’s free to enter, reservations are strongly recommended and can be made via Bordel’s website.

 

Memorial Day Pig Roast at G&O

Few things are more Americana than a good ol’ fashioned pig roast, making the event at G&O an apt occasion for the patriotic holiday. Taking place on the West Town patio May 28, the porcine soiree features 4 Hands Brewing Co. beers and an all-you-can-eat array of smoked pig, plus sides like braised collard greens, mac & cheese, and cole slaw. It takes place at 3:00 p.m. and costs just $18 per person. Not only are 4 Hands beers on draft, but they’re incorporated into all the dishes on deck for the day. Tickets are available at the door.

 

 

Memorial Day (from Wikipedia) is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.[1] The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May,[2] originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois, established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers.[3] By the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate holiday traditions, celebrated on different days, had merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service.[1] It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Daymarks its end.

Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.

Annual Decoration Days for particular cemeteries are held on a Sunday in late spring or early summer in some rural areas of the American South, notably in the mountain areas. In cases involving a family graveyard where remote ancestors as well as those who were deceased more recently are buried, this may take on the character of an extended family reunion to which some people travel hundreds of miles. People gather on the designated day and put flowers on graves and renew contacts with relatives and others. There often is a religious service and a picnic-like “dinner on the grounds,” the traditional term for a potluck meal at a church. It is believed that this practice began before the American Civil War and thus may reflect the real origin of the “memorial day” idea.[4]

Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.[5]