(NewsReady.com) – Memorial Day is a sacred day where we remember and thank the soldiers who gave their lives for America. There are many ways to observe this solemn day and everyone has their own special plans. If you’re looking for new ideas on how to celebrate Memorial Day or are curious about how others might be, keep reading.
There’s nothing wrong with the time-honored American tradition: hosting a barbeque. Whether it’s for friends and family or the neighborhood, Memorial Day is a great time for everyone to gather. Just be sure to stay safe with the coronavirus lingering around.
If you’re not in the mood to openly socialize or have people vulnerable to COVID-19 in your household, there are other options. Setting up lawn decorations is another way to show your support for our troops. You could even drive around neighborhoods to see how creative other people can be when displaying their patriotism.
US soldiers give their all to ensure we all enjoy freedom and liberty. So, giving something back to your community is a great way to show reverence to our brave men and women who lost their lives in defense of America. Helping a neighbor, contributing to a soup kitchen, or helping out with other community projects will always be welcome Memorial Day activities.
Similar to volunteering, there are many ways to donate to veterans and the organizations that help them.
- The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is a peer support network stretching across the country that gives support for families of fallen soldiers.
- Operation Gratitude is another method to donate money, items, or even hand-written letters from children to our armed forces.
- The American Red Cross hosts a blood drive during Memorial Day weekend, which is a great way to help those in need.
Visit War Memorials With the Family
Imparting the importance of Memorial Day and what it means to children is a great way to celebrate the day. If you don’t want to take a trip to a major location, there’s bound to be local war memorials or veteran cemeteries you and the family can visit. Turning Memorial Day into an educational day is always a great idea.
There’s no wrong way to celebrate American soldiers on Memorial Day. Remembrance, reflection, and reverence can be practiced in many ways during this holiday. So, enjoy your Memorial Day and be sure to give thanks to America’s brave soldiers.
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