1. Courageous and strong.
The reason for this holiday is to honor courageous American people. Look at your family and friends. List those you wish to honor this holiday. What did they do to support their country, their family and friends or their community? Brainstorm ways you can share this to others.
Many communities have parades to honor their heroes, both living and dead. The emotion that runs through the crowds as veterans pass by can be overwhelming. Attend a parade.
3. Visiting sites.
Another activity is visiting cemeteries. Veterans will have American flags, allowing you to visualize how many in your community honored their country. Take younger people with you as you visit. Discuss why honoring our heroes is so important.
From collecting food for pantries to flag ceremonies, service should revolve around our heroes. Find out what is happening in your community for this Memorial Day. Can you participate in a service project someone else is doing? If not, discuss what you might do.
If you would like to include crafted items in your holiday festivities, stick with red, white and blue. In addition, use a lot of stars and stripes. Explore holiday crafts. You might want to check out Independence Day crafts as well for more ideas.
6. Parties and picnics.
Many families celebrate outdoors with a party or picnic. From crafted decorations to grilled food, it’s great to get out after a cold winter and wet spring. Plan a party to celebrate Memorial Day.
7. Start a tradition.
As you celebrate the holiday, start your own family traditions.
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