12 Ways To Celebrate Memorial Day This Year That You Can Do During Rain Or Shine
byAlli Hoff Kosik
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Memorial Day is almost here, and if you're anything like me, you're realizing right about now that you didn't give a lot of thought to how you would celebrate the occasion. For most of us, Memorial Day means an extra day or two off from work, not to mention the symbolic start of the summertime and a meaningful moment to reflect on the sacrifices that people in the military have made on our behalf. See? There's a lot wrapped up in Memorial Day! In an effort to take some of the pressure off, I've compiled this list of 12 ways to celebrate Memorial Day that you can still do, whether or not it rains. You can thank me later... like, after you've had the best long weekend ever.
Some of these activities are specific to the symbolic meaning of the holiday, while others are more general, summertime fun. Regardless of what you decide to do, I hope you make some good memories this Memorial Day. The occasion might exist so that we can remember the servicemen and women who have sacrificed for us, but you can also look at it as an opportunity to build new memories of your own... the kind that those servicemen and women would be proud to have helped fight for.