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Денят на загиналите във войните (на англ. Memorial Day, старо име Decoration Day) е национален празник на САЩ, честван ежегодно през последния понеделник на месец май. Тази година е на 30 май – понеделник. Този празник почита всички американски военни, които са загинали по време на военна служба в името на страната. Първоначално се е празнувал да почита загиналите съюзнически войници от времето на Гражданската война в САЩ. След Първата световна война са включени всички останали загинали военни.
More than a million travelers are expected to pass through Chicago’s airports during the Memorial Day travel period. The Chicago Department of Aviation says it’s ready to welcome 1.1 million passengers during the extended weekend from Thursday through Monday.
Aviation Department officials say Friday will be the busiest day — with nearly 199,000 passengers expected at O’Hare International Airport and 65,000 at Midway International Airport.
Volunteers with United Service Organizations will be at O’Hare over the weekend to provide baked goods and water for military personnel.
Gas prices have dipped in time for the weekend, bringing slight relief to those planning car travel over the holiday. As AP explained:
AAA Mid-Atlantic said Friday that the price drop and a summer-like forecast after a long winter and rainy spring are motivating people to travel. AAA Mid-Atlantic says about 719,400 Marylanders will travel this weekend. That’s a half percent drop from last year.
Nationally, regular unleaded gasoline is averaging $3.81 per gallon, 8 cents less than last week, but more than $1 higher than one year ago.
Across Maryland, regular unleaded is averaging $3.83. That’s $1.10 cheaper than a week ago, but more than $1 higher than last year. AAA is seeing the state’s highest prices in the Washington suburbs, with an average of $3.87, and the lowest prices in Salisbury on the Eastern Shore, with an average of $3.68.
Much of the West is digging out from record snowfalls, bringing a wintry feel to the Memorial Day weekend for some. As AP reported:
Ski resorts are bustling with activity. A key highway into Yellowstone is closed because parts of the road have seen more than 25 feet of snow. And campgrounds are feverishly removing snow from campsites to clear the way for visitors.
Welcome to Memorial Day weekend in much of the West.
The traditional kickoff of the summer season will have a decidedly wintry feel in the Rocky Mountains, as well as California’s Sierra Nevada, because of a lingering record snowfall.