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Memorial Day: When is and What to do?

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Memorial Day is a holiday that honors those women and men who have died in the nation’s wars, serving the U.S. military. 

It takes place every year on the last Monday in May. In 2022 it will occur on Monday, May 30.

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History of Memorial Day

When it comes to history, we have to say that the spring of 1865 is known as the date the Civil War ended, which claimed more lives than any other conflict in United States history.

By the late 1860s, American citizens began to place flowers on the graves of their loved ones who had fallen in the battle, and that’s why this day was first known as Decoration Day.

Many years later, it became, as we know it, an official federal holiday in 1971. 

This holiday is currently to commemorate the American military personnel who have died throughout all the wars that the United States has been involved in. Such as World War II, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, and Iraq and Afghanistan.

What are some Memorial Day traditions?

During Memorial Day, many citizens bring flags and flowers to the graves of veterans’ cemeteries or visit memorials.

In addition, it is usual to participate in parades. Some of the largest parades take place in New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.

Red poppies have become a symbol of this holiday. Since they were mentioned in a World War I poem in 1915, written by the soldier John McCrae. Therefore, people wear a poppy flower in memory of those who fell in the war.

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Memorial Day activities for the whole family

It, also, marks the beginning of the summer season. It gets used to making family gatherings.

Here are a few of the best things to do on Memorial Day and to enjoy the three-day weekend: 

  • Pay respects.

At 3 p.m., you can take a minute with your family and remember those served. In 2000 this time was designated by Congress.

  • Organize a barbecue party.

This is the most traditionally American plan on this list. It’s perfect for hosting a backyard barbecue to make Memorial Day recipes with family and friends.

  • Make Memorial Day desserts.

Show off your baking skills and make delicious patriotic dessert recipes from Red, White, and Blue Donuts to Patriotic Pavlova.

  • Watch a movie.

You can choose between a patriotic-themed movie or a children’s movie that everyone can enjoy.

  • Listen to patriotic music.

Pick your favorite songs to feel national pride and remember your loved ones who served the country.

  • Tune in for the National Memorial Day Concert.

Turn on your TV to watch on May 29, the free annual concert held on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, DC. 

This concert will feature a musical performance by the National Symphony Orchestra.

New fun activities for you

  • Take a day trip aboard a yacht.

Book a yacht with us and spend a memorable day with your family. 

On this day, continue with some traditions. But take advantage, and make new ones.

  • Drink on the water.

Set up a station with your favorite drinks and snacks that all participants can enjoy aboard a yacht.

Finally, when reserving a yacht with us, you can have fun and practice all the above ideas.

Join us to celebrate in style with a Miami sunset cruise party on a private yacht. 

We offer unique destinations and experiences for you to keep collecting breathtaking memories.

Happy Memorial Day in memory of our heroes! 

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