How To Decorate For Memorial Day And Other Patriotic Holidays

Memorial Day Holiday — The Real Meaning

Memorial Day is a somber even sacred holiday, which remembers fallen American soldiers. It is celebrated on the last Monday in May. The Union and Confederate armies experienced many fatalities and loss of life. Memorial Day was first known as Decoration Day and began a few years after the Civil War ended. This observance became a federal holiday in 1971 and since then has been recognized in the form that we celebrate today. Memorial Day is celebrated by participating in many different memorial events and commemorations. Americans attend parades, memorial services, visit cemeteries, host barbecues, or spend time with families. It is a national tradition to hold a moment of silence on Memorial Day at 3:00 pm. Let us show honor and respect for their valor and service.

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Memorial Day Decorating Ideas

How To Decorate For Memorial Day

Displaying and waving American flags is a patriotic way to show respect for soldiers who paid the ultimate price. When standing along a patriotic parade route it is appropriate to show your pride by waving an American flag. It is acceptable to hold the flag tightly in either hand. Depending on the size of the flag it might start to feel a little heavy. If that is the case, brace your upper shoulder with the support of your free hand. Flying an American flag of any size is always an appropriate way to show national pride and spirit. Memorial Day Decorations for outdoor areas add fun and whimsy to your celebration!

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Motorcycle Festivals For Memorial Day

Bikes and Bikers Everywhere!

On a lighter note, Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the summer season. Families and friends find fun activities to usher in the warmer weather. Many festivals are held across the country. In the south, motorcycle or bike week festivals are held at “the beach”. Harley Davidson, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Honda and many other motorcycles can be seen traveling up and down the main drag. There are many different accessories needed for the male and female bikers. You will see all kinds of bikes and bikers when you attend a bike festival. Biking can be fun but remember to think safety first!

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Memorial Day Is Unofficial Start To Summer

The Year’s First Beach Trip

Don’t forget to pack a suitcase, cooler, chairs and your favorite gadget or toys and head off for the beach! One obvious item to pack for a beach trip is swim wear.

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Time To Bask In The Sun

Life is a Beach!

There are so many ways to spend your time at the beach. Some folks enjoy pulling up a comfy chair to read a good book You probably have a favorite writer of beach reads. Independence Day is another opportunity to travel to the shore for summer fun and festivities. A beach trip is the perfect way to appreciate the beauty of the ocean and sea lite. It is also a great way to relax in the sun or shade sitting in your favorite chair reading or catching some rays.

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A comfortable chair, good book, and cooler filled with ice cold drinks makes for a relaxing day in the sun. Coolers and insulated cups allow you to sip away the hours.

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Showing Respect to Fallen Soldiers

Visiting a random cemetery might not be at the top of your list of things to do. Many valuable lessons can be learned by visiting cemeteries including family, local, and even national history. There are several books written to provide you with a historical guide about cemeteries. Memorial Day is marked by placing American flags on graves. Ceremonies are conducted, commemorations read and taps and other patriotic music played by high school bands, performed by individuals and groups of dedicated musicians. Always remember the real reason of celebrations and holiday observances.

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Fourth Of July Fun

Independence Day Celebrations take place with a variety of fanfare and style on July 4th. Neighborhoods sponsor their own unique activities including parades, picnic and fireworks. Many picnics, and cookouts take place in homes and backyards all across America. Red, white and blue decor of various styles add a special welcoming spirit and a patriotic flair to the family gatherings.

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Wear Patriotic Colors With Pride

Americans enjoy showing their pride on national holidays and observances. Wear your colors with pride and enthusiasm. Independence Day or the Fourth of July is a great time to show our nations colors by looking radiant in red, white and blue!

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  1. MareeT

    Memorial Day is a special time to respect and remember. Picnics and decorations are all ways to gather and pay tribute.

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