Sat, 26 May 2012 by Grayhawk Homes
Now that you are settled into your new home in Phenix City, AL it is time to plan your Memorial Day festivities! If you prefer to stay close for the holidays, there are plenty of fun and patriotic things to do to celebrate this important holiday.
If you and your neighbors have small kids, coordinating a Memorial Day Parade is a fantastic way to celebrate. Get all the kids to decorate their bikes and skooters with red, white and blue and give out top prizes for the most creative, most patriotic and split up into age groups depending on the size of your community. Of course adults can participate too!
Whether you decide to join in on a parade or not, gather some neighbors together to plan a neighborhood cook out where you can get volunteers for the grills and other volunteers to bring side dishes, desserts and drinks. Nothing brings people together better than great food and activities. Invite local veterans within your community to your new home in Phenix City, AL to participate and help coordinate transportation if needed.
Plan some fun games for small children to keep them occupied during events plus for them to have fun too. Incorporate themed games as well so children can learn more about the meaning of Memorial Day. Depending on your children’s ages, you can help them write a letter or draw a picture for a veteran so you can deliver it as a thank you to a local veteran’s hospital or to a veteran in your family or within your community. It is a wonderful way for children to learn the true meaning of this important holiday while giving back to those who have given up so much for our country.
During the holiday weekend, visit a military museum, war memorial or veterans cemetery and fly an American flag to honor all of our veterans. If there is a veteran’s hospital near your new home in Phenix City, AL you can also schedule times to volunteer to visit and help veteran patients. You can also participate in the Adopt a Soldier program where you commit to sending one letter and one care package per month to help deployed soldiers.
At Grayhawk Homes we hope you have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. We want to honor all veterans and active military personnel on this very important holiday and give thanks for all of their sacrifices for our country.