Ideas to Commemorate Memorial Day


The sun is shining, the mercury is rising, and strawberries are ripe for the picking! The month of May is a beautiful time in the Tarheel State, and we’ll soon be gathering with family and friends to commemorate Memorial Day, and honor the brave men and women who have served our country.

Memorial Day Ideas with Kids

Looking for ways to teach your kids about Memorial Day? You could celebrate with a parade, create a card to send to an overseas soldier, or visit a local war memorial. Check out’s guide to Commemorating Memorial Day with Kids for a full list of activities. but other ideas include:

Patriotic Crafts

Memorial Day weekend is a wonderful time to engage kids in patriotic crafts that honor the spirit of the holiday.

If you’re looking for some fun DIY craft ideas to remember this special day, these Star Spangled Patriotic Crafts are easy to make and can be used as decorations, party decor, and more. 

Encourage your little ones to make handprint American flags, star-spangled wind socks, or craft pinwheels in national colors. These activities not only keep kids entertained but also help instill a sense of pride and gratitude for our nation’s heroes. 


Fire Up The Grill

Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to fire up the grill and enjoy a delightful outdoor feast with family and friends. Whether you’re a seasoned grill master or a novice, there are plenty of mouthwatering recipes and tips to make your barbecue a success.

Start with classic favorites like juicy burgers and hot dogs, but don’t be afraid to get creative with your menu. Try grilling marinated chicken skewers, flavorful veggie kebabs, or even a whole salmon fillet for a crowd-pleasing main course.

To elevate your grilling game, consider these tips:

  • Always preheat your grill to the right temperature before you start cooking.
  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure your food is at the right temperature.
  • Let your meats rest before serving to retain their juices.

Don’t forget to include a variety of side dishes, such as grilled corn on the cob, fresh garden salads, and a selection of dipping sauces to complement your grilled delights.

... And For Dessert

Whatever you do, don’t forget dessert! Try a new “flag cake” recipe, or branch out with some of these other Patriotic Treats.

Grilled fruits like pineapple or peaches topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream also make for a sweet ending.

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