This past years Memorial Day weekend saw an increase in automobile travelers for this holiday weekend due to rising air fares. Illinois saw a 7% drop in air travel and 1% drop in car travel due to rising gas prices that averaged an all time high of $4.06 from last years $3.87 a gallon. For those staying home next year, the following collection of Memorial Day slogans can help you to create your own themed party and share in on this important holiday.
Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.
Dead upon the field of glory, hero fit for song and story.
Every day the flag flies free is Memorial Day to me.
For love of country, they accepted death.
From their hearts and on their own.
Got Freedom? Thank a Soldier.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Heroes come in different forms,And some are never known .Giving all they could possibly give.
I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died, rather we should thank God that such men lived.
Let us never forget, they sacrificed their life, blood and sweat.
Memorial Day: Never Forget, Forever Honor.
Now and Forever, We Remember
On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation.
Only the dead seen the end of war.
Our freedom came with a price. Remember those who made the payment.
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your governmment when it deserves it.
Remember Freedom has a Price.
Remember Freedom is not free.
Remember those who served. All gave some, Some gave all.
The brave never die, thier memory lives high.
The dead soldier’s silence signs our national anthem.
The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree.
They did their part, with a brave heart.
They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this nation.
They sleep in the dust but live in our hearts.
We come not to mourn our dead soldiers but to praise them.
Who kept the faith and fought the fight; the glory theirs; the duty ours.
You answered the call and gave it your all. We are grateful.
Your presence I miss, Your memory I treasure, Loving you always, Forgetting you never.
On an average Memorial Day holiday, approximately 34.8 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles or more from home. An estimated 90% of travelers use automobile to get to their destination. A breakdown of how far they go and top activities for travelers is listed in the following infographic.