Letters to the Editor

Mayday: Summer could have started earlier this whole time

San Luis Obispo County beaches are popular with visitors on Memorial Day weekend.
San Luis Obispo County beaches are popular with visitors on Memorial Day weekend. ldickinson@thetribunenews.com

The 2016 Memorial Day holiday weekend is upon us, and I have written a possible public announcement that could be made someday:

After years of public outcry, the federal government has decided to make the obvious official by redesignating the last Monday in May as the official beginning of summer.

The previous name for the holiday was no longer deemed necessary, especially because there is still a federal holiday for veterans held every Nov. 11 (Veterans Day).

By using the holiday to promote community celebrations, the weekend will become more acceptable.

The reborn holiday will position our economy to be more intentional in making the weekend a financial success now that it has been freed from its war-driven baggage, and just think — summer now will almost be one month longer every year!

Because our country has signed the instrument of peace, our nation now has linked hands with our new, beloved leaders who tirelessly guide us from overseas.

By ending the commemoration of Memorial Day on the last Monday in May, we can refocus our nation’s attention onto its brave new leader, because now, finally and forever we all will enjoy endless peace and undisturbed prosperity.

Pat Sturm, Pismo Beach

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