Posted on May 29, 2014
Memorial Day Memories and Professional In Home Care
Originally the Memorial Day holiday, celebrated on the final Monday of May, was called Decoration Day and was created to commemorate soldiers who died in the Civil War. Memorial Day is now extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. For most of us, Memorial Day also signals the unofficial start of summer vacation season. Typically the campgrounds are packed and picnics with family and friends will fill this holiday weekend.
If you are looking for some ways to create some Memorial Day memories with your loved ones, there are many ways to celebrate. One great way to enjoy the holiday weekend is to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. It has been a very long winter for most parts of the country, and what better way to celebrate the unofficial start of summer than with a relaxing round of golf. Most courses have something for every level of golfer.
If golf is not your idea of a great day in the sunshine, perhaps a hike on a nearby trail or a bike ride through your neighborhood would be a refreshing way to spend the day. Nature walking is a leisure recreational activity that can be fun for people of all ages. An online search of local parks and recreation can direct you to the closest nature trail and parks near Chattanooga.
Another fun way to create a Memorial Day memory is to spend time with friends and family at a picnic or barbeque. If you aren’t the grilling type, a lunch date at a local restaurant could a delicious way to spend time together. Take the time to check out some local boutiques that you might otherwise have not had time to visit. Kick summer off in style over the long Memorial Day weekend in Chattanooga.
While we may not decorate graves with flowers like they once did in the 1800s; America has begun using this three-day weekend for family oriented events such as gatherings and summer vacation. Let us not get caught up in fun activities that we neglect to take the time to honor our fallen American heroes; this is what the holiday was founded for.
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