Memorial Day 2018 is here, and it’s the official kick-off to the summer. Here at COED, we have compiled the best memes the internet has to offer.
The national holiday is celebrated every year on the last Monday in May. Memorial Day is a day to honor and remember the men and women who have died serving our great country. Often times the holiday is confused with Veterans Day, which celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans. So, while you are out there grilling and drinking your beers remember the reason why we are all able to enjoy those freedoms, because of the sacrifices of many men and women who served the United States.
If you are looking for some patriotic activities to honor the fallen, there is plenty of events to attend. In Washington, D.C. the country’s largest Memorial Day Parade will be taking place down Constitution Avenue. The parade is in its fourteenth year and shares the story of American honor and sacrifice across many generations. If you can’t make the parade, it will be streamed LIVE on YouTube and Military.com.
Another impressive spectacle that takes place on Memorial Day, is the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Run. Started in 1988 with an estimated 2500 motorcycle riders has grown into the largest single-day motorcycle event. The event is dubbed the “Ride for Freedom” and features over 900,000 riders whose course starts at the Pentagon and winds through West Potomac Park.
There is also the Salute for Sacrifice National Memorial Day concert. The event is held on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol and features many celebrity performers. This year’s hosts are Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna.
Or, if none of those suit you, just fire up that grill, invite friends and family over, crack open a cold refreshing beer, and remember the fallen service members of our great country.
Happy Memorial Day!