It’s Memorial Day, which means it’s almost the last day of May and a great day to spend outdoors with friends and family over a picnic or barbecue, just enjoying good food and good company.
It is also a good time to remember all the men and women who have died fighting to protect our lives and our freedoms. Whatever your take on the wars themselves, the soldiers who risked their lives and paid the ultimate price deserve to be remembered.
The day itself — or some version of it — has been celebrated across the country since the late 1800s, but it wasn’t formally recognized as a federal holiday, called Memorial Day, until 1971, when Congress standardized the holiday. Unlike Armed Services Day, which celebrates active military personnel, or Veteran’s Day, which celebrates veterans, Memorial Day is specifically a day to honor the fallen.
Yet it is not exactly a day of mourning. More of a day to spend time enjoying — and recognizing — the freedoms we often take for granted.
And maybe you can play a quick game of Wordle. The word of the day in Wordle today is a bit tricky, but that’s why I’m writing these guides – to give a hint to help you get there and the answer if you can’t.
Today’s Wordle #345 Reply and Hint
Today’s Wordle Hint: Coral Reef.
Today’s Wordle Answer:
So yeah, quite a tricky word with the double ‘L’ and just not many people use it atoll in daily conversation. A atoll is like an island, but made of coral and essentially just a ring of water in the middle of it. The definition is: “an annular reef, island or chain of islands formed of coral.”
Here’s a visual aid:
They take all kinds of shapes and are truly stunningly beautiful.
my first guess, influx, got me a “great opening word” from Wordle Bot, who noted that it will usually reduce possible solutions to just 100, but this time it brought me back to 67.
Train reduce the total number of solutions to 23 maar total would have been better according to the bot, and I can see why. Train was a bad bet, especially since it left the ‘A’ in the same yellow box. sigh.
Caulk did the trick, reducing possible solutions to just one, and remarkably, I came up with atoll seconds later. Almost no brainstorming needed this time! Go figure.
Enjoy your holiday, dear Wordlers!