Memorial Day Activity
This U.S. federal holiday is observed on the last Monday of May to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the military. Many also use it as a time to remember family members we have lost. Placing flowers on the graves of family members and flags on those who were veterans, whether they gave their life for the country or not is something people do to honor those who have died and express gratitude for their life. This Memorial Day talk to the family about family members that have served in the military, especially those who may have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Look around your neighborhood for roads that have memorials to fallen soldiers. For state roads, you can visit https://www.transportation.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odot/programs/memorial-highways/resources/designated-memorial-highways-listing.
You can check County roads and local roads at those municipalities or you can check with local veterans’ organizations if they know of any. Look up the person the memorial honors. Decide if there is a way to thank the family of the fallen. Perhaps a balloon or flowers with a thank you next to the sign would do. Decorate your yard with flags being sure to follow flag etiquette.
This Memorial Day, we are fighting a war with more than just our military. Our healthcare and essential workers are the soldiers in the fight against this pandemic. If you want to send them an encouraging message visit https://encouragingtexts.com/ to send a text message to a frontline worker. Note: This is a free service however message and data rates may apply based on your cell phone plan and recurring messages.
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