The emphasis is about which day one can hike to their chosen summit. Some people just can’t hike on Sundays for many reasons, I’ve discovered this all my life. E.g those that live many hours drive out of state and have personnal tasks to finish before work Monday morning.
Stephen’s points above are well taken, noted, and I for one completely agree. I’m willing to take on more involvement. Next year is a special year, our 4th, one that we can take advantage of the dates by flying flags on two days — a weekend memorial! We are now experienced and I’m certainly not worried about hiking on either or both days. I want to fly flags on the 48… and beyond!