Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day

The Memorial Day holiday weekend is the unofficial beginning of summer. As the traditional school year winds down, our crowds at the ballpark get bigger and bigger.

We had a great weekend. Paid attendance was about 27,000 Fri-Sat-Sun. The weather turned out better than the original weekend forecast

The Bulls’ next home stand is June 8-13. Here’s a tip: Come early in the week. The lines are shorter. It’s a more relaxed atmosphere. Weeknights at the DBAP give meaning to the phrase “laid back” during the summertime.

On the subject of Memorial Day - the real meaning - I lifted a few sentences from NC Governor Bev Perdue’s blog:

…let’s remember the reason for the holiday. Memorial Day honors the sacrifice of those American men and women who have given their lives in military service. We must thank them for the country they have built and protected, the freedoms we now enjoy and we owe them a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid. We should also remember the thousands of soldiers from North Carolina and across America that are still in harm’s way.

I will be calling on all flags in North Carolina to be flown at half-staff until noon in commemoration of Memorial Day. If you see a flag flying at half-staff on Monday - take a moment to reflect and give thanks.

Enjoy your holiday!