There are many ways we can honor and celebrate their sacrifice and enjoy the weekend which has come to unofficially mark the start of summer. Here are four:

  1.       Thank a veteran. Many have family or friends who have served or are currently serving our country. Take a moment to thank them.
  2.       Visit a national monument. Across the country are national monuments that are great places to visit on Memorial Day. Learn more about some of our country’s most popular ones      here
  3.            Go to a parade. Many communities host Memorial Day parades to honor their local service members. These are a family favorite and a great  way to enjoy the summer weather while also showing your appreciation.
  4.        Get crafty at your weekend barbecue.       Here are just some suggestions for red, white and blue themed crafts that are fun for the entire family. 

Happy Memorial Day weekend!