Things to Do This Memorial Day Weekend

Like so many other things, Memorial Day isn’t going to be the same this year. Memorial Day, first and foremost, is a time to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in our armed forces. Memorial Day also marks the unofficial start of summer. Many of us look forward to big cookouts, going to the beach, attending sports games and other fun activities that are going to look much different this year, if we’re able to do them at all. Even with restrictions in place though, there are ways to have fun and celebrate Memorial Day this weekend. Here are a few ideas.

Tune in to PBS for the National Memorial Day Concert

Keeping with tradition, on Sunday, May 24 at 8:00 p.m. PBS will broadcast the annual National Memorial Day Concert. Click here for a list of performers and other information.

Show Your Colors!

Brighten someone’s day by creating signs or chalk drawings of flags, hearts and positive messages for your neighbors to see.  

Take a Walk

Walking is one of the safest and most relaxing ways to get out of the house. You might be tired of walking the same routes around your house by now, but North Carolina is full of nature trails and places for you to explore. Here’s a list of some near Charlotte: https://www.alltrails.com/us/north-carolina/charlotte 

Have a Lawn Game Competition

Gatherings of more than 10 people are off the table, but that doesn’t mean you can’t play ladder golf, cornhole, bocce ball or any other games with your family.

Visit Graves of Fallen Soldiers

While not the most fun activity, bringing flowers to the graves of those who died serving our country has always been part of Memorial Day. It’s also a good lesson for kids about the importance of understanding our country’s military history and remembering those who fought her battles.  

Reach Out

Not being able to attend a parade this year doesn’t mean you can’t show your support for veterans and their families in other ways. If you have family in the military, or if you have a friend who has lost a loved one in the armed forces, take a few minutes this weekend to reach out to them and show your love and gratitude.

If you or someone you love has served in our armed forces, or if you’ve lost a loved one in service, THANK YOU SO MUCH for your sacrifice. We mean that from the bottom of our hearts. We hope you, along with all of our friends and neighbors, have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Be sure to connect with us Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest

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