"The Unofficial Start"
Relatives would refer to Memorial Day as "Decoration Day" where visitations to gravesites included the placement of wreaths to those that died in service to our country. A special salute to veterans and those in service at this time. Memorial Day also incorporates numerous outdoor activities and experts recommend the use of sunscreen, not just at the beach, golf course, pool or tennis court, but everyday. As noted in a previous column, research indicates that 90 percent of Americans polled know someone who has been diagnosed with some form of skin cancer. On cloudy days, 80 percent of the sun's rays cause sunburn. If you notice a shadow with your back to the sun, sunscreen is needed. Experts recommend applying sunscreen on sensitive places: face, ears, lips and the scalp.