Happy almost Memorial Day, the day each year for remembering and honoring fallen members of the U.S. Armed Forces. And, for most of us, it is also the weekend that signals the official kick-off of Summer!
Don’t have your Memorial Day plans tied down yet? No problem, here are some ideas, and sites to visit, to get you started!
Honoring Those Who Sacrificed
Every year the Memorial Day Flowers Foundation coordinates with sponsors, local organizers, and volunteers to place a flower on the grave site of interred veterans. You can honor veterans by donating flowers to their grave through this organization.
Spend Time with Family
From Better Homes & Gardens comes 12 Ways to Enjoy Memorial Day with Your Family. From yard games and upscale picnics to backyard camping and toasting s’mores, you’re bound to find something fun for all!
20 Best Memorial Day Weekend Getaways
These top getaways offer something for everyone, whether you’re looking for an easily accessible destination or something a little more remote and exotic. It’s not too late if you get started now!
Watch a Patriotic Movie
As you settle in for the evening, or if weather forces you inside, invest a couple of hours catching a patriotic movie. From stand-up-and-cheer classics to bring-a-tear-to-your-eye heart wrenchers, there are soooo many terrific choices out there. Here’s a great list to get you started.
Weather permitting, break out the bike, fishing rod, badminton set or hiking boots and spend the day enjoying some fresh air and sunshine. A little outdoor time will do you a world of good.
Fire Up the Grill
Whether it's hot dogs, burgers, smoked brisket, salmon, maybe even portobello mushrooms, Memorial Day weekend is your weekend to step up your grill game! Need ideas? Check out these 50 Memorial Day suggestions.
A special holiday weekend is more about your mind-set than where you are or what you do. Make this Memorial Day one to remember. Enjoy and stay well!