Memorial Weekend is upon us. To many, it is an excuse to escape the daily grind, pack up the kids or get with friends and head to the beach.
But the day that the weekend honors is so much more. Our fave site to get facts and stats, Wallet Hub has released its annual study of stats.
Here is a summary of interesting information to know about this weekend:
42+ Mil: Americans have served the country in war time.
1.3 Mil: Members of the armed services have lost their lives in conflict.
89% – Of Memorial Day weekend travelers will drive to their destination (2.1% increase from 2015).
818: Hot dogs are consumed every second from Memorial Day to Labor Day (7 billion total).
25%: More home-cooking fires happen on Memorial Day than average.
900K+: Expected participants and spectators in Rolling Thunder, the annual Memorial Day motorcycle rally in Washington, DC.
For the complete Memorial Day 2016 Report, please visit Wallet Hub here.