Remember the Meaning of Memorial Day

Although Memorial Day has simply come to symbolize the start of summer for many people, its true purpose is to honor the men and women who lost their lives while serving our country. Here are a few ways you can observe the real meaning of Memorial Day with your family:

Take time to explain the meaning of Memorial Day to children or grandchildren.

Proudly fly the American flag.

Take your family to a Memorial Day parade in your community.

Place a donation in an American Legion kettle and get a red poppy for your lapel.

Make a point of attending a ceremony at the local war memorial.

Stop by a local cemetery and place flags on the graves of fallen soldiers.