Happy Memorial Day!
Here are 7 fun and meaningful ways to celebrate Memorial Day with your family.
Choose a few favorites and they can become special traditions for your family to share and remember.
Decorate your table with patriotic decorations. Serve waffles, cream, strawberries and blueberries for a red, white, and blue breakfast. Talk about Memorial Day and what it means. Read the Memorial Day Proclamation or a special Memorial Day message.
Visit the Cemetery
Visit the cemetery and put flowers on the graves of loved ones. Talk about your family heritage and the purpose of life. Read some of the headstones. Talk about what you want people to remember about you when you are gone. Talk about the importance of leaving a legacy.
Interview a Patriot
Talk to a person who has served in the military. Thank them and ask questions about their experiences. If you don’t know anyone in the military, visit with someone who gives service in your community. Take plenty of pictures and write down some of the experiences and ideas they share. You could give them a small gift or treat, or invite them to share a meal with you. Be sure to thank them for their service.
Create a Movie
Think about your family heritage or some of the experiences you have shared as a family. Gather together pictures, videos, etc. Create a movie that will help you remember and treasure your heritage and/or special family experiences.
Have a Family Time to Write in Your Journals
Write in your journals. Express your feelings about the great people who have sacrificed for us to enjoy the blessings of faith, family, and freedom.
Invite extended family and friends for a patriotic potluck. Have a short program and play games afterward.
Build a campfire. Sing patriotic songs and share special memories. You could roast hotdogs or marshmallows and make s’mores.