The end of May brings the unofficial start of summer in the United States with Memorial Day Weekend, the last weekend in May. On a serious note, Memorial Day is a day to honor those who died while serving in the military. A National Moment of Remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time for one minute to pause in an act of unity.

On a lighter note it’s a popular time for Americans to have barbecues and parades or travel. If you do take part, you won’t be alone. Last year 39.3 million Americans traveled 50 miles or more and 75% of people barbecued. Who knows, you may cross paths with, or run into someone you know as you hit the road for your long weekend.

If you choose to go off the beaten track, or in other words, an isolated place, you may stop in Monowi, Nebraska, Population 1. Monowi is the only incorporated place in the United States with just one resident, 84 year old Elsie Eiler.

Read more about Elsie here

By Fleur-Isabelle Stewart,

English expert at Primera Languages for Business

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