It's Memorial Day here in the States, which means we have the day off. Gothamist is taking on a holiday publishing schedule, but we'll be back tomorrow. Take the time to think about those who gave their lives for our country, agreeing with the war ideology or not.

More information on local closings and cancellations due to the holiday. Additionally, there were some parades and protests. Check out the Memorial Day themed Op/Ed pieces in the Times today. And information on how Memorial Day started from the White House Remembrance Project