Fun Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day at Home

By: Ashmar Mandou

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local NewsAlthough our plans may be different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are still an abundant of ways to enjoy Memorial Day with your family while staying safe at home. So grab your red, white, and blue and let’s celebrate.

National Memorial Day Concert
Every year, PBS honors members of the military by hosting a “National Memorial Day Concert.” The televised celebration features star-studded performances, documentary footage, and heartfelt readings. You can tune in to this year’s event on Monday, May 24th at 8p.m.

Pay Your Respects to a Hero
Although Memorial Day is a usually a time to gather with your family or friends, don’t forget to take a moment to remember the purpose of the holiday. Be sure to honor a soldier by making a social media post, flying a flag, calling a family member or a friend who is military personnel, or even stopping by your local cemetery to drop off/donate flowers to fallen heroes. 

Red, White, and Blue
Show your pride by wearing your favorite red, white, and blue outfit! You can also stop by your local grocery or crafts store to purchase cool Memorial Day themed décor for your home!

Chalk Art
During this challenging time, our local communities can use a bit of encouragement! Share sweet messages to your neighbors by writing/drawing kind images or phrases. Grab some chalk and unleash your inner artist. Drawings can include stars, the American flag, and hearts for soldiers. Sayings/phrases can include, “Thank you Veterans”, “Honoring those who served”, “We love our country’s heroes.”

Get Some Fresh Air
If you’re looking for a safe alternative to staying indoors on Memorial Day, then grab some fresh air with your family.

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local News

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local News

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