In addition to honoring Americans who have died in wars, Memorial Day is a day to gather with family and friends to enjoy summertime fun.
For details on what Americans are up to on Memorial Day, WalletHub offers a “2016 Memorial Day By The Numbers Report.”
Highlights of the report are:
- 42+ million: Americans have served the country in wartime.
- 3 million: Members of the armed services have lost their lives in conflict.
- 1.5 million: People watch the National Memorial Day parade on television.