Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day 2020

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance. It’s a day to honor those who have been lost. It’s also a day that we usually spend with family and friends, thankful for what we have, those who keep us safe, and so much more. This year, Memorial Day is going to look a little different. There will be no large gatherings, no parades to attend, and no big celebrations to celebrate those who bravely served this country. 

Even though we can’t do all of these things, it doesn’t mean that we can’t still honor and celebrate at home. Check out these ideas for ways that the whole family can celebrate the day while social distancing.

The American Flag Memorial Day Protocol

If your kids are old enough, you can talk to them about the American flag. Discuss what it means and talk about family members or friends who have served. If you have a flag of your own, you can honor those who were lost by following official Memorial Day flag raising protocol. Have your kids help you raise the flag to half staff in the morning. At noon, the flag should be raised to full staff for the remainder of the day. This is a sign of respect for those who have died. 

Share What Memorial Day Means to You

Social media gives us a great opportunity to share in an instant. If you want to show your gratitude in the easiest way, share a post on what it means to you and your family.

Get Patriotic

Behind on every National Holiday like my family is lately? There is still plenty you can do for Memorial Day! If you can take a grocery run, take a quick peek in the middle aisles to see if there is anything red, white, and blue that you can grab to decorate with and grab those popsicles too! Not planning on heading in to the store but still want decorations? I recommend checking your local Target to see if you can do a same day pick up. We were able to do an order pick up with some decor and sparklers for the evening! 

Take Part in the National Moment of Remembrance

The National Moment of Remembrance takes place at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day. You can take this time to pause for a full minute in order to honor those who have fallen.

Get Crafty

Still don’t want to head to the store? Get out the crayons and paper and have your children draw a flag or print one out. If the rain stays away, get out that sidewalk chalk again and decorate away!

National Memorial Day Concert

The concert is going to look a little different this year but is still happening. You can tune into the concert on Sunday, May 24 at 8 p.m. For more details check here.

Spend Time With Family

So Memorial Day probably doesn’t look how it normally does but you can still enjoy the day with your family. Get the hot dogs out for roasting, fire up the BBQ grill, and spend the day outdoors like we normally would. Maybe even get some sparklers to end the evening! 

How are you spending this Memorial Day with your family? 


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