Good Question: How Did MLK Day Become A National Holiday?People across the country celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. It's been recognized as a national holiday for more than 30 years. So how did Martin Luther King Jr. Day become a national holiday? Good Question.
Good Question: Why Do We Eat Turkey On Thanksgiving?Almost 90 percent of Americans will eat turkey for Thanksgiving, according to the National Turkey Federation. The average turkey will weigh 16 pounds.
Thousands Head To Fort Snelling For Memorial DayOn Monday, our nation will take time to remember those who’ve lost their lives while serving our country. Memorial Day ceremonies and parades are scheduled throughout Minnesota. One of the largest was at Fort Snelling Cemetery, where thousands attended Monday morning’s event. Many noted that, to be at Fort Snelling on Memorial Day served as a reminder that the holiday isn’t about taking the day off from work, setting up a picnic or firing up the BBQ. It’s a day to honor the military members who’ve lost their lives while serving.
Rifle Squad Honors Vets With 57,000 GoodbyesThe bus stops on the cemetery path and the silver-haired men file out, sober-faced and silent amid a sea of white marble tombstones. Some carry rifles, some flags, a few hold bugles. They've all come to say goodbye -- to a stranger.