If you live in an apartment in Lynchburg, VA maybe you are wondering how you can incorporate the spirit of Memorial Day into your weekend. Memorial Day commemorates U.S. service men and women who died in the military service. It is a holiday many of us spend doing family gatherings, backyard BBQs or enjoying the day with friends and family. However you choose to celebrate Memorial Day remember to honor those who have lost their lives for our great freedoms.
Here are a few ways you can celebrate the patriotism of the day:
Have a picnic with family and friends and talk about what Memorial Day means to you.
Venture to a parade or memorial service locally.
Throw and informal barbecue with all the fixings. Have guests don patriotic gear and fly the American flag.
Observe the national moment of silence at 3 p.m. locally. Take one minute to pause and reflect. Encourage those around you to do the same. It is a perfect way to refocus, remember those who lost their lives for our freedom and bring some new perspective to the day.
Whatever you do, be sure that you have your flag displayed on Memorial Day -- it is appropriate to fly it at half-staff on this day of remembrance.
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