Memorial Day is not only a day off, and it is a day for memorizing the sacrifices of the brave men and women in the country who have lost their lives for the better tomorrow of the country.
While you should absolutely go out and enjoy a family day out or barbecue evenings, or even a party on this opening day of summer, but it's important to still remember the importance of Memorial Day.
In addition to all of the start of summer festivities try adding to your celebration by commemorating the events of the day through different activities. Here are a few activities which help you honor Memorial Day in its true spirit.
Always remember the people who sacrificed their today for your tomorrow. If you have a veteran's cemetery nearby, you should volunteer to lay flowers in the cemetery. Memorial Day was first announced as Decoration Day because it was known as the time to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers. Decoration Day began after the Civil War. Later on, Decoration Day was changed to Memorial Day by the 20th century. Its purpose was to honor all the American heroes who lost their lives during Military Service, protecting our country.
Donations are one of the best ways to honor Memorial Day. You can send donations to the foundations which support the families of fallen soldiers. The USO and The Tragedy Assistance Programs for Survivors (TAPS) are some of the foundations that provide financial assistance and emotional support to the families and children of the soldiers who have lost their lives while serving the country. You can honor Memorial Day by donating to these charities and have your part in the well-being and better future of these children.
The National Parade on May 27 at 2:00 pm is our personal favorite, and it is the highlight of the day for most people. It was launched in 2005, and American Veterans Center and the World War II Veterans Committee in Washington D.C. launched the National Parade on Memorial Day. It has been broadcasted live since 2008 to troops stationed around the world.
While there are parades being broadcasted that you can watch, you can also attend a local Parade happening near you. It would be a great way to spend your Memorial Day. It's also a great time to get into your red, white, and blue and enjoy watching your local veterans participating in the parade.
Find an army museum near you and plan a day trip in the army museum. It can be a great way to spend your day off with your family. The guided tour can help you understand more and more about the sacrifices of the soldiers.
If you have a friend or family who has sacrificed his life for the country, you can find a picture of them and upload it on social media. Pay tribute to those fallen angels who have been fearless and courageous for the betterment of our country.
Do something special on this Memorial Day to pay tribute to the sacrifices of our unsung heroes.