Happy Memorial Day from Spend Matters (Stay Warm, Chicagoans!) Sydney Lazarus - May 27, 2013 9:18 AM | Categories: Commentary | Tags: General News, L1, Memorial Day Memorial Day. The Spend Matters team is taking today off in observation of the public holiday that has, perhaps more so than any other, a clearly split identity. Most of us know that it is a day in commemoration of those who have died serving in the military. Even more of us know that it is the unofficial start of summer. That said, if you don’t live in Chicago, you might not know this: The past few days, especially Thursday, have been a very un-summerlike 40, 50, 60 degrees. It’s the lot of cold climate dwellers to unload their grievances on to everyone else. This year we’re taking a look back at past Memorial days all the way through 2007. If you’re in a nostalgic mood too, check out this convenient round-up of old Memorial Day posts: Last Year’s Reasoning Stands: Spend Matters Summer Fridays Begin This Week A European Economy Divided — Memorial Day Should Do More Than Simply Remind Us of the Past Happy Memorial Day: Thinking of the Troops — And the Procurement Officers Behind Them Memorial Day — Remembering Those Who Spent With More Than Their Wallets A Spend Management Memorial Day — Honoring Soldiers for Keeping Global Supply Chains Trading Memorial Day, Summer Rays and the Chill to Come Memorial Day: A Global Trade Perspective A Gluttonous Memorial Day Week Discuss this: Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.