Woman waving american flag in honor of memorial day

Memorial Day is a day celebrated by Americans to honor those who have died fighting in the American wars. Every year, people celebrate in a variety of ways with their friends, family, and their community. It could be a barbecue with friends and family or donating time to write letters to soldiers and their families. However you choose to celebrate this year, remember to keep the ones who have died serving our country in your thoughts and in your heart. Here are a few other ways to celebrate Memorial Day this year! 

  • Attend or be part of a community parade honoring the military and those who served. 
  • Host or attend a barbecue with friends and family celebrating the lives of those who died fighting in war. Bring a patriotic food or drink recipe along with you to the party. 
  • Decorate your home and backyard in red, white, and blue patriotic home design trends to honor the military all month long. 
  • Volunteer at a military organization or event. 
  • Shop at local or online veteran owned business. 
  • Do you know a veteran? Ask to listen to their stories of the war.  
  • Write letters to soldiers and their families. 
  • Spend time putting together care packages for military members and their families to show your support.  
  • Fly a flag proudly to show your appreciation. 
  • Watch a patriotic movie. 
  • Visit a local military cemetery and ask about opportunities for Wreaths Across America and other similar events. 
  • If you have an elderly neighbor who is a veteran, offer to help them with running errands or other tasks like going grocery shopping or doing yard work.  
  • Get creative and work on creating some patriotic crafts to celebrate Memorial Day. 
  • Check out eventbrite, for a list of Memorial Day events happening near Albany, NY that you can take the whole family to. 
  • Celebrate Memorial Day and show your support to the military community by attending one of these Memorial Day events happening near Saratoga County.