Memorial Day also is seen as the beginning summer, and barbecues and picnics abound. In addition, some people take a look at the Memorial Day sales to see if they can find great bargains.
Five facts on Memorial Day 2021 include:
- 91 – Number of members of the 117th Congress who have served in the U.S. military, the lowest total since at least World War II.
- 2.4 Million+ – Number of veterans fully vaccinated against covid-19.
- 2.5 Million – People expected to travel by plane over Memorial Day weekend, nearly six times more than in 2020.
- 818 – Number of hot dogs consumed every second from Memorial Day to Labor Day, seven billion total.
- 20 to 80 percent off – Discount shoppers can expect during Memorial Day weekend sales.
Here are more facts and figures for Memorial Day 2021 from WalletHub, a personal finance website: