Memorial Day, More Than Just Debauchery

Memorial Day is more than just debauchery.

ByABC News
May 22, 2013, 4:54 PM

May 27, 2013— -- Memorial Day often means excessive drinking, crazy bar fights, and shopping sprees. However, there's more to Memorial Day than cheesy red, white, and blue car sale flyers or losing an eye.

In my new series, "Know Your Federal Holiday," I explore the meaning and history of Memorial Day.

From the controversy of its birthplace to all the fun (dorky) things you can do with your day off, I delve deep to uncover the mysteries of the unofficial first day of summer (within the span of two minutes).

So break out your white pants (or don't) because Memorial Day is here! Yay democracy!