Memorial Day Weekend is both a time of reflection and time to come together. Reuniting with friends and family has definitely taken a twist this year, but it doesn’t mean we can’t still make meaningful connections with the people and places we love. Here are a few social-distancing-friendly ideas to do over the long holiday weekend.
Honor our American heroes.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund will stream a live event at the Vietnam War Memorial. The virtual commemoration will take place online on Monday, May 25th at 1pm. You can also write a personal message, record a video tribute, or take a virtual tour of the memorial—click here to take part or learn more.
It’s also Arlington National Cemetery’s 100th anniversary. You can check its interactive exhibit by clicking here.
Join a virtual parade.
On Monday, May 25th, from 8am to 9am, Ancestry will host a “Parade of Heroes,” memorializing the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Hosted by Emmy award-winning television personality Kathie Lee Gifford, the presentation will include inspiring interviews, touching tributes, plus special musical performances. And because it’s on Facebook, you can share your story and meet others in the live community chat. Join in by clicking here.
Make a patriotic toast.
Light. Colorful. Refreshing. Kick off the summer season with these delicious cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages. Thanks to Food & Wine for the recipes to these creative concoctions found here, and cheers to memorable Memorial Day Weekend!
Run a movie marathon.
From classics like From Here to Eternity, The Bridge on the River Kwai, and Patton to more recent greats such as Saving Private Ryan, Unbroken, and Hacksaw Ridge, everyone has their favorite wartime movie—and for different reasons. Check your TV listings and streaming services like Netflix, OnDemand, or Amazon Prime for available titles. But if you’re a real movie buff, you may already have some favs in your collection.