Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, 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. 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. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season. (Wiki)
Memorial Day is also observed in the racing world!
Race fans are some of the most patriotic fans in the world and on Memorial Day Weekend they remember our fallen heroes by celebrating with the biggest weekend in motor sports. It starts with Formula One’s crown jewel in Monaco for the Monoca GP to IndyCar’s 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 to NASCAR’s longest race of the year — the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte and Big Green Egg will be represented at all of them!
HOW TO FIND US AT TRACK:
MONACO GP – Update: Congrats to Sebastian Vettel for his win in the Monaco GP. If you happen to be at the Monaco GP pick up the latest Paddock Magazine on the grid.
INDIANAPOLIS 500 – If you’re a part of the crowd at the 101th running of the Indianapolis 500 stop by and say hi to #EGGhead Graham Rahal and RLL Racing who cooks on EGGs at their hospitality suite. Watch the race 12 Noon on ABC
COKE A COLA 600 at CHARLOTTE – Stop by to see Spanky’s Kitchen in the Monster Energy garage sponsored by Smithfield, so you could only imagine all the pork goodness going on there! Watch the race 5:30 PM ET on FOX
— Steve Post (@ThePostman68) May 28, 2016