The end of school is creeping closer and closer, and our last holiday for the school year is in less than a week: Memorial Day! Don’t worry about being too hot or too bored for your first taste of summer break, because Playland Skate Center will be open from 12-6p for you and your friends to come roller skate in Austin, TX!
Most of you probably know Memorial Day as the marker that summer is just around the bend, but do you know the meaning or history behind Memorial Day? First organized in 1868 by General John Logan, Memorial Day was originally declared in remembrance of the soldiers who gave their lives in the Civil War. Flowers would be placed on the graves of both Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery to recognize the soldiers that gave their lives fighting for their country. A particularly interesting fact about Texas and the rest of the Confederacy is that we did not recognize Memorial Day with the northern states. Instead, the states that had once been part of the Confederacy chose to recognize their dead on separate days until after World War I and Memorial Day was changed to recognize all soldiers who had lost their lives at war. Now, Memorial Day, also called Decoration Day is a day of recognition for those who have died during service to the United States. Texas also recognizes January 19th as Confederate Heroes Day to commemorate our Civil War soldiers.
Looking for a Memorial Day activity in Austin, TX? Look no further! This Memorial Day, May 27th, Playland Skate Center will be open for all of you who will be out of school and off from work. Come enjoy your long, holiday weekend with us! We will be skating from 12-6p for only $6!! We hope to see you here!