Friday, May 27, 2016
Memorial Day Remembrance
Everyone looks forward to Memorial Day week-end. Three days away from the desk. Three days to catch up on unfinished projects. Three days of extra overtime. Any way you look at it, the week-end is a winner!
Economically Memorial Day 2016 could be a particular winner. The American Automobile Association (AAA) says that 38 million drivers will hit the road on this week-end that begins the summer vacation season. That is the highest level since 2005 and the second highest on record. Gas prices are lower than ever. AAA says the national average gas price is $2.319 for regular gas going into the weekend. The average was $2.739 a year ago.
Travel plans for the week-end tell us something about the mindset of the American people. Apparently, a good number of us think it is time to party. So much for the angry unemployed who have spent the spring months flocking to rallies for extremist politicians. This weekend they will be on the road to grandma’s house and points beyond.
As we are driving along, lets also fulfill the purpose of Memorial Day - to remember the sacrifice of our soldiers and sailors who made the ultimate sacrifice to keep Americans on the road.
Posted by Debra Fiakas