Memorial Day is almost upon us!
This three-day weekend is not only the unofficial start of summer but also an opportunity for us to honor the people who have fought so bravely for our country.
Looking for ways to celebrate this upcoming holiday? Below you’ll find 6 ways you can commemorate the weekend. And if you are a current service member or veteran—thank you for your service!
- Attend a local event — From festive parades to summer festivals, firework displays, concerts, and more, Memorial Day weekend is usually the kick-off to the summer season, ripe with fun things to do around your community. Head out to celebrate the start of the vacation season with fellow locals and tourists and say “hello” to summer.
- Host a Block Party BBQ — There’s nothing better than a warm day in the backyard spent with delicious burgers, hot dogs, and, of course, all of your favorite people. Use this roundup of grilling recipes from Good Housekeeping for menu inspiration.
- Spend the day outdoors — on the lake, by the pool, or on the golf course, it’s another day to enjoy the great outdoors at Savannah Lakes Village!
- Thank a Service Member or Veteran — While the classic Memorial Day picnics, BBQs, and relaxation are a huge part of this annual event, we always take time to remember those who have served by thanking a soldier, the past or present, for their service. Visit the local VA Hospital and volunteer your time.
- Participate in the National Moment of Remembrance — Take a moment of silence at 3 p.m. local time for the National Moment of Remembrance to remember individuals who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
- Display a Flag- If you have a flagpole be sure to lower your flag to half-staff in honor of those killed in service to our country. Take a trip to a local cemetery to look for stones of servicemen and women and place a small flag at the gravesite. Contribute to the local DAR’s (Daughters of the American Revolution) Wreaths Across America to assist in the honoring of these gravesites across the nation adorned with wreaths of remembrance.