6 Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day at Home
Memorial Day is an annual holiday reserved for honoring our fallen heroes in the United States. While typically we would be outside with family and friends at a parade or a BBQ, this year will be a little different.
There are many ways to still celebrate and honor those at home. Here are our top 6 ways to celebrate Memorial Day without leaving home.
Remember What Memorial Day Represents
Remind your family why we celebrate Memorial Day and what it represents; honoring those who have fallen while serving our nation.
Take a Moment of Silence
An important Memorial Day tradition is observing one minute of silence at 3:00 p.m. throughout America known as National Moment of Remembrance. Take time and dedicate one minute to those who have served our country.
Create Memorial Day Crafts
There are several fun crafting activities you can create at home using items you likely have around the house.
Bake Patriotic Treats
Get in the kitchen and have some fun! Get online and search for patriotic baking recipes you can do at home.
Listen to and Read Veteran’s Stories
Youtube and History.com have several stories available for you to read, watch, and listen to in honor of Memorial Day. Gather the family around as you dive into first counts of our national history.
Reach out to your local food banks and other programs and see if they are in need of donations. There are also many programs dedicated to our veterans who you can donate to online.
- American Veterans Center
- Memorial Day Flowers Foundation
- National Veterans Memorial and Museum
- Purple Heart Homes
- Still Serving Veterans
Watch a Memorial Day Concert
Each year PBS hosts their Memorial Day Concert on Sunday’s. You can watch their annual concert on PBS, or online.