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By Sarah Bellum

Out There

Today, May 21, is National Memo Day. Did you get the memo that today is National Memo Day?

According to the "National Day Calendar," memo is short for a memorandum -- a document or other communication, intended to inform a group of people about a particular topic.

"Usually used in an office setting, memos serve a variety of purposes. A memorandum is a note or record made for future use and a written message, especially in business or diplomacy.

"These missives also have gained a bad reputation by slipping into the wrong hands. In the modern world, that means shared infinitely on social media. When the messages contain proprietary business information, state secrets, or passionate opinions, memos are usually best kept out of print.

"The observance aims to reduce the number of memos issued in the workplace. It also hopes that memo writers keep their messages brief and to the point."

We'll try to remember to get a memo out early next year for National memo Day.