Celebrating Memorial Day: Remembering Heroes
Many people visit graves to place flags and remember loved ones on Memorial Day
Every year on the last Monday of May, people in the United States pay homage to the men and women who have given their lives in the service of their country. All across America, we have physical memorials to pay tribute to people we remember – previous presidents, famous explorers, Civil Rights activists – but a physical place to remember was not enough. Not only do we love to remember people at specific places, but Americans have the attitude that it is worth it every year to mark an entire day on the calendar for remembrance – a day that commemorates and acts as a Memorial Day to the people who gave us our freedoms.
Memorial Day vs. Veterans Day
It is easy to get confused between Memorial Day, which happens in May, and Veterans Day, which is always the 11th of November. Remember:
Hug a Veteran in NoVember.
Memorial Day is in May, for veterans you can’t hug.
Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day
Since it is a Federal holiday, many places are not open for business on Memorial Day, so you, your family, and your children can spend the day together. Try any of the following to remember those who deserve an annual honor:
How else do you and your family members celebrate and pay tribute to the sacrifice of US soldiers? Tell us! Leave a comment or connect to our US Veterans Footprint.