The Meaning of Memorial Day

21 May


Most of us look forward to Memorial Day because it signals the beginning of summer. It is the start of long days by the pool and nights spent with family and friends grilling out. Do you know the real meaning of Memorial Day?

Memorial Day, first known as Decoration Day, was established to honor both Union and Confederate soldiers that died during the Civil War. The tradition of decorating soldiers’ graves with flowers and flags was common during the Civil War. The name was later changed to Memorial Day and extended to remember all American lives lost while serving in the military.

Most Americans spend Memorial Day weekend taking trips to the beach and lake to celebrate the start of the summer season. However, many people also use this weekend to attend parades dedicated to Americans who have died in service or to place flags on the graves in national cemeteries.

So while you and your loved ones are prepping for the long, holiday weekend ahead, be sure to include a special way to remember those who have fought and died for our American freedom. And sometimes the best way to celebrate that freedom is with BBQ, family, friends and FUN!

LIFE needs more sweet tea and sunshine! LIFE needs more lakes and lightnin’ bugs! LIFE needs more beer and barbeque! LIFE needs more vacations and libations! LIFE needs more flip flops and popped tops!

Wrapsody LIFE Needs More

Check Wrapsody’s website or come in to our stores in Hoover and Auburn to find some fun supplies to celebrate Memorial Day!

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