Memorial Day is a national moment of remembrance for those who died in their military duties. To honor them the way they deserve, we made this list with our top 5 ideas to commemorate this federal holiday.
Besides honoring those who made a huge sacrifice for our country, it is the perfect time to give merit to the veterans and their families that are still here. We included some of our best gifts for veterans to help you show them your appreciation the way they deserve.
Attend a memorial day parade or a local memorial services
On this holiday, a major service is held in Arlington National Cemetery. But you don’t need to be in Washington DC to commemorate those we lost in service. Many towns across the country organize parades and memorial services to honor this day. These events are the place to be to honor and mourn those who died.
Thank a veteran with a gift
At TeeChip, we believe that one of the best ways to show your appreciation for a person is by getting them a unique gift. Here you can get fantastic designs for veterans that will let them know how much you appreciate them.
Buy a poppy or make a donation
The Veterans of Foreign Worlds, a nonprofit veterans organization, accept donations for poppies leading up to memorial day weekend. You can purchase a poppy, and your donation will help maintain rehabilitation and service programs for veterans. Or you can make a donation to your nonprofit organization of choice.
Use social media to tell the story of a fallen hero
Were you close to someone who died during military service? You can use social media to post a picture. You can write a tribute explaining what this person and their service meant to you. Your friends and family will join in honoring their memory with their own words.
Volunteer to put flowers and flags on graves
A well-known Memorial Day tradition is to fly the flag at half-staff from dawn until noon. Also,
decorating fallen soldiers’ graves with flags and flowers is a must on this federal holiday. So, grab your American flag; it is time to break out the red, white and blue and volunteer to decorate the graves of those who died in service.
There is no need to wait until Veteran’s Day or this national holiday observed on the last Monday of May to fill graves with flowers and show your appreciation for our real-life heroes. You can surprise a veteran close to you with a beautiful gift he’ll be proud to wear wherever they go!