Courtesy of Guest Blogger,Peter Gallagher, V.P. of Sales & Operations, Liberty Homes
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According to the calendar, the first official day of summer in 2015 is June 21st. But for many Americans the start of summer arrives with Memorial Day—which comes on Monday, May 25th this year.
What you may not know is that there is a particular (if tenuous) Pennsylvania connection to the beginning of Memorial Day. According to History.com, Boalsburg, Pennsylvania is one of approximately 20 towns in the United States that lays claim to being the birthplace of this national holiday. Boalsburg rests its claim on a gathering of women who met in 1864 to mourn the death of soldiers killed at the Battle of Gettysburg.