Memorial Day isn’t just the unofficial beginning of summer or an extended weekend. In 1968 the last Monday in May was created as a federal holiday to remember the men and women who died while serving and defending our country.
My family usually attends a Memorial Day service at a local cemetery before joining family and friends for a picnic. With so many family members who were in all branches of the armed forces, our gatherings are usually filled with plenty of military stories.
No matter how you enjoy your long weekend, you can add a bit of patriotic color to your day!
Patriotic Ideas for Celebrating Memorial Day
Add a Little Color to Your Table with Red, White & Blue
I don’t know about you, but I pin all kinds of really pretty, but ultimately time consuming, desserts. And then I never make them. These tasty treats a quick and practically fool-proof.
Whether your festivities are indoors or out, sooner or later someone if going to get bored. Be ready with YOXO, made-in-the-USA toys that fuel the imagination.
Drink Festive Beverages
Change up your water with Sparkling Fruit2O Lime Twists. Refreshing flavors like Blueberry Lime, Strawberry Lime, and Cherry Lime have zero calories and add a festive touch to your table. Dip strawberries in white chocolate and add with red, white & blue sprinkles for an extra treat.
Thank the Troops
Though Memorial Day is about remembering the soldiers who have died, there is never a bad time to thank our soldiers who wear the uniform now.
Get more patriotic ideas, recipes, and crafts for celebrating Memorial Day on my Pinterest board.