Well, thank the Gods that's over.
I hate the weird holidays like memorial day where everybody has the day off, but there are no real traditional activities everyone takes part in, except in this case, perhaps contrived patriotism. No turkey dinners, no presents, no fireworks, no squat. Everybody just takes a random day off and pretends they feel particularly patriotic on that date. Nobody actually remembers the real reason why or even cares at this point, it's just a random day for people to have barbecues and parades or whatever else it is humans do on random national days off.
You ask me, America should cut it down to the Big Three holidays per year (4th of July, Xmas and Thanksgiving) and leave it at that. The people who care can have their days of remembrance and shit, but in this day and age there's no real reason to bring the country to a grinding halt for a day outside of the Big Three. Three chances for lazy assholes to barbecue and have parades a year should be more than enough.
This is my version of social commentary, by the way.
* Fart *