Throughout the history of the United States, brave men and women in the military have paid the ultimate price to ensure we continue to enjoy the freedoms that we have come to take for granted in this country. To help commemorate these individuals and honor their families, President Richard Nixon declared the last Monday in May to be Memorial Day, a federal holiday to honor those who have died in service to the country.
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Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day
Memorial Day has become synonymous with the start of summer, with picnics and parties throughout the country, but this year consider bringing in some of the holiday to your festivities. While you can still enjoy your barbecue and picnic, take the time to remember and honor those who have gone before you.
Find out if your neighborhood has any memorials to fallen heroes, and make plans to visit them, or head to one of Delaware’s historic sites to celebrate. Find your local Veteran’s cemetery and bring flowers to pay tribute to the fallen. If you have a loved one in your family that paid the ultimate sacrifice, consider placing flowers on the grave or sending flowers to the family they left behind.
If you have children, use this as an opportunity to teach the fact that freedom is not free. Use a movie or story book to talk about the sacrifices of the military and how those sacrifices help keep your country free.
Gifts to Send on Memorial Day
While Memorial Day is a day to celebrate those who have sacrificed their lives in defense of our country, it provides a great opportunity to honor those who have lost loved ones. This Memorial Day, consider sending flowers to a military widow or the child of someone who died in the service.
Boyd’s Flowers offers the Homegoing Tribute that is a beautiful way to honor someone who has passed. The brilliant colors bring in the beauty of summer, which is perfect for Memorial Day, and the design tells those left behind that you remember their loved one with them.
This Memorial Day, make the day about more than just hot dogs and brats. With the help of Boyd’s Flowers, you can honor the fallen heroes in your life.