Memorial Day is a national holiday devoted to recognizing the brave men and women who have died in defense of our country. It is a day marked by exhibitions of national pride; for example, parades honor the armed forces and graveyards are decorated with American flags flying over the graves of veterans. Sadly some people have lost the true meaning of Memorial Day and simply consider it the official kick off to summer. If you are looking for some ideas for Memorial Day celebrations, the list below may give you inspiration. Here are 10 ways to celebrate Memorial Day.
Put real meaning into your holiday celebration; show your patriotism by flying Old Glory and educate your kids about the sacrifices that have been made to give us our freedoms.
2. Plan a Family Reunion
Get your family together as a tribute to all the family members who have been lost defending our nation. Celebrate the living by honoring the ones who have been lost.
3. Make a House Call!
If you know someone who has lost a loved one to war or who is serving in our armed forces, prepare a meal for them or cut their grass. Kind acts are a thoughtful way to show you appreciate their loved one’s sacrifice.
4. Grave Sites
Take a family trip to a cemetery and visit the graves of the fallen service members. Place a little flag and some flowers to honor their service to our country.
5. Prepare a Picnic
Prepare a picnic and plan some games. Sell tickets to the picnic and donate all the proceeds to a charity fund for our troops and their families.