Depends on the holiday. My Dad was a lifer in the USMC. Korea, 2 tours in Nam and we were lucky to get him back home. I remember my Mom waking my brother and me up in wee hours to go to base to pick up a package that Daddy had sent. We were pretty cranky but that all went away when we noticed that no one was unloading boxes from the truck. Then Marines started filing out and…THERE HE WAS!!! We lived in Albany GA, St. Louis, 29 Palms, Jacksonville NC before he retired to Orlando, close to his home town Winter Garden.
Not everyone made it home. So today I wear red, white and blue. I’m watching Vietnam in HD on History channel (caution, it’s quite graphic…the media coverage was so different back then). And I’ll have a moment of silence today at noon.
@llangleyThanks to you and your family for his service. It is truly a ‘group effort’.
My family is French with my parents immigrating to the US in 1951. If it wasn’t for the American GI, I would have learned to speak German instead of French… just sayin’…
Every 3 day weekend is either a one day or two day weekend for me. 7on/7off in an ER with the work week starting on Monday means either you get the front part or the back part. Not often I can get someone to trade out the holiday… On the other hand, since I work 2nd shift (1500-2300) it’s almost like a full 3 days, and every so often July 4th is a Friday so, yeah… 3 day holiday… IF that is my off week already… (or maybe that’s really a 7 day weekend…)
(But then again, here I am at 0300 at work for 12 hours since we are short handed…) Sometimes it sux to be a responsible adult!
But I still love my job…