Julia Mancuso knows how to do Memorial Day right

Posted By: Selma Al-Faqih on June 1, 2010 8:55 am

Hope you all had an awesome Memorial day weekend skiing and riding and bbqing. With so many ski resorts still open, especially in Northern California, we know a lot of you braved the traffic and rocked the slopes.

Julia Mancuso posted this pic on her Facebook page, it’s a big old bottle of Rosé, and she is wishing you a happy Memorial Day. She also wrote on her wall:

“My grandpa served in the army, that’s why my mom was born in France. just some info… SO thanks to all the troops over sea’s and thanks for all who fought and died proud for our country.”

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. It is thought that women’s groups who placed flowers on the graves of Civil War soldiers was the original source of inspiration.

Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. It was first observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.