Memorial Day ...

Discussion in 'Seasonal Celebrations' started by Gidget, May 27, 2018.

  1. Gidget

    Gidget Member

    Greetings all,
    Just wondering what traditions/Memorial Day plans you all might have. In our family, we observe the day in its traditional decoration day roots, and jaunt to the cemetery to plant geraniums on the graves of our loved-ones. In the afternoon we gather for a luncheon; I am hostessing this year and will be serving:

    *Charcuterie/cheese board
    *tortellini salad, green salad, fruit salad
    *Chilean sea bass & sweet potatoes fries
    *Strawberry short cake

    Here’s hoping that the weather holds-out, so that we can dine on the terrace.

    Wishing you all a glorious day!

    Gidget-
     
  2. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    My family has never really celebrated Memorial Day. LC1 and her family do a Cemetery Run on the Friday before to decorate graves. They visit several so they make a whole day of it.
     
  3. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Active Member

    It sounds like a wonderful day for your family. We usually have rain so we don't plan anything in particular. We do honor our living vets at church and praying for our deceased vets and their families.
     
  4. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    DD and I were in Washington DC on Memorial Day 2014. An amazing day and I was glad that I got to commemorate it.
    Here we have ANZAC day on April 25th. A very special day for Australians.
     
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  5. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    We celebrated with a trip to a beach in our local state park! :)
     
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  6. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Active Member

    Katrina, a few years back we discovered that my great great grandfather's brother immigrated to Tasmania. He had a son who serve and died in Gallipoli. Ever since finding that out, we honor him in our home on 25 April.
     
  7. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    That is so nice that you found this out and now honor his memory and service.
     

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