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13 May '15

5 Things to Make Memorial Day Great

Posted by Pebbles Weitekamp

5 Things to Make Memorial Day Great

Memorial Day is a day that is celebrated on the last Monday of May. This is a day that we are to remember the men and women who have died in service to the United States Armed Service. This is a day that we honor all the American’s that have died. For many people this day marks the beginning of the summer vacation season.


One activity that most cities have are parades. In Washington, DC the Memorial Day Parade can draw a crowd of over 250,000 people. Many of the parades have marching bands, youth presentations, and parade floats. Another feature to this activity is the ability to see hundreds of men and women who have fought in the wars of their eras. 

snack boxOne activity that can help our children get personal with the military members, it to create a care package. Many soldiers that are deployed away from home can miss some of the comforts of home. By adopting a soldier and making a care package for them, you honor Memorial Day in one of the best ways. There are many ways that one can find soldiers to help, however the website called Soldiers Angels can help you get started if you are lost. 


A great thing to prepare ahead of time is the BLT Dip. This is a light and creamy dip. It has the combination of mayonnaise and sour cream, with bacon crumbles. Add a few tomatoes chopped. Serve it on a bed of lettuce topping off the BLT dip. 


Devilish offers 10 mind blowing burger recipes. The one that intrigues me most is the Cheese-Stuffed Burgers. Having the cheese melt right inside the burger and not just on top sounds heavenly to me. Although, there are several other ideas to try. You might find one you like better. 

Snacks and Desserts

Those amazing and inventive snacks that people create for the party is sometimes to pretty to eat. Some of the best parts of any Memorial Day gathering is the yummy desserts at the end of the night. Here are some ideas for both.


Some of the cutest ideas I found came from Happy Being Healthy. They have several great ideas for healthy snacks. As a family with several different likes and dislikes these fruit kabobs please everyone. You can even remove one row of banana and add a row of angel food cake to give it a little dessert style.

cakeThe flag is one of the best parts of America. The flag is the one thing that unites all soldiers no matter the battle. Protecting the symbol of our freedom. In honor of our flag, here is a cake flag. This is a cake made to look like a flag, including the design. This cake has only a few ingredients. For step by step instructions check out A Little Taste of Independence

The best thing to remember about Memorial Day is that all the celebrations are in honor of those who fight for our freedom every day. Those men and women fight during wars, but also when we are just in need of protection. The support we give them is in relation to the safety and security they offer us. 

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