With Memorial Day just around the corner, it’s a wonderful occasion that you can celebrate with your family and friends! This is the day when your friends and family can come together and have fun in the sun while celebrating the start of summer. It’s also the perfect time to remember and honor our veterans and military sacrifices. If you’re planning on spending Memorial Day with your elderly loved ones, here are some activities you can do to make the celebration memorable for them!
Red, White, and Blue Themed Party
Aside from The Fourth of July, Memorial Day is also an excellent day to don your patriotic colors. If you’re spending Memorial Day with your loved ones, why not host a red, white, and blue-themed celebration? To do so, you can encourage your loved ones and other guests to participate by showing up in white, red, or blue attire so that the event can be celebrated in style.
Memorial Day is the best and ideal time to have a cookout with your family and relatives. You can start the summer right with a day filled with good food and amazing people. It’s also good to keep your elderly loved ones involved in the planning so that they will feel included during the event. You can cook a variety of foods from basic burgers to fusion food.
A flag-raising ceremony is a great way to kick off Memorial Day. You can do so with your family or with the retirement community you’re residing in. You should ensure that the flag is flown at half-staff until noon and then hoist it to full-staff until sunset.
Look Through Old Photos
If your loved one used to serve in the military, you should take advantage of this opportunity to look back on old images and memories during their time in service. You can always reminisce those good, old memories with your family or relatives which would also help to strengthen your connection with them.
Have a Moment of Silence
It’s customary to hold a moment of silence at 3 pm to honor those who have lost their lives while serving the country as Memorial Day is a day of remembrance and a long-standing tradition in the United States.
Visit a Soldier Cemetery
Soldier cemeteries can be found all across the country. You should look for a local one in your neighborhood and make a trip to pay respect to those who have served the country in the past.
Have an Ice Cream Social Event
What better way to start the summer season than eating ice cream? If you love sweets, you can host an ice cream party with your loved ones! You don’t necessarily have to focus on eating ice cream, however, you can host a game of Pictionary or Charades to make it more fun for your guests.
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