This salute is extremely late. I don’t mean late for Memorial Day or even Black History Month. I mean this salute — to black soldiers who fought in the Civil War — is more than 150 years late. But so was America’s salute.
This would seem to be an easy question, but I think many of us would define "vacation" differently. For some it's simply days off - not being at work. For others a true vacation means getting away - traveling - to someplace different than home. I've encountered many folks who regularly do not take any vacation. Workers accrue unused vacation days, their firms do not let them roll them over to the next year, and they just let them expire. I asked in a meeting at my office last week how many have taken a two-week vacation, and no one replied affirmatively. They did say that two-week vacations are only when they go out of the country to places like Europe or Asia, and that those are not frequent.
When you're a kid, it's funny how quickly your summer vacation mood turns from "I'm free!" to "I'm bored." With at least a few weeks remaining before the school bells ring once again - and parents everywhere cheer " We're free!" - it's little wonder that July is "Anti-Boredom Month." That's right, the time of year when boredom is so prevalent that we need an official, month-long campaign to combat it.
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