You might want to take your extended Labor Day weekend a week early; Activision just issued your modern day marching orders to serve in the Call of Duty 4 beta.
"The general public will be admitted into the beta staring Monday, Aug. 27 at noon PDT."
(Note to N4G: Although this was reported as a follow-up "News Update" in another previously published story titled "CoD4 beta update," the beta launch date and time was not the focus or the initial reason for that story. Therefore, it went unnoticed. The public beta launch date and time IS news for gamers main page material that needs to be known.)