Unofficially marking the start of summer, Memorial day gives us three days to spend time with friends and family and enjoy the warm weather. The weekend’s activities are endless but there are a few that are a must-do.
Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to have a summer kick-off BBQ and if you’re not the one throwing it don’t miss out on attending one! With the heatwave of summer approaching laying out by the pool and going for a swim is almost essential. Not into swimming? No problem! Gather your friends and set up a few backyard games like horseshoes and corn hole. And don’t forget to check out your local parade. It’s a fun activity for the whole family and a great way to honor fallen soldiers as well as your local veterans.
While we have this day to spend with family and friends and enjoy all the fun that comes with this holiday, it is important to recognize why we do have it off and celebrate Memorial Day. Commemorated on the last Monday of May this holiday honors those whose lives were lost while serving in the United States Military.
It was in 1971 when the Uniform Monday Holiday Act was officially enacted and designated Memorial Day to not only be on the last Monday of May but also a federal holiday giving everyone a guaranteed three-day weekend.
So on this Memorial Day, Monday May 29th, spend time with those you love and remember those who were lost.