Memorial Day is quickly approaching and that means enjoying the long weekend. This holiday is observed on the last weekend of the month of May, giving us the opportunity to honor those who gave their lives while serving in the United States military. This solemn day of remembrance became an official holiday in 1971, and the importance of it is that it reflects and honors the heroism of soldiers of the past and present. Take some time on Memorial Day to remember that America is the land of the free because of the brave.
For those who will be spending this important day in Houston, Texas, there are some great things to do!
Attend a Memorial Service
The Houston Veterans' Affairs National Cemetery is a great activity to attend this Memorial Day Weekend. It allows us to understand the true meaning of the day. After an address given by a native Texan of rank, there will be a parade of colors and the laying of memorial wreaths by representatives of Houston's veteran community. Take the kids and make it a family event!
Host a Barbeque
While this is definitely a common tradition, make your barbeque special by dedicating it to those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Have all of the attendees and participate in a moment of silence to honor this sacrifice.
Daybreak Memorial Day Party
Attend the Daybreak Memorial Day Party at Clé Houston from 1-8 PM on Saturday. There will be live music and fun for the day! The dress code calls for summer fashion-forward attire. Clé is located at 2301 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002.
Why not consider the All-White Affair at Lust Houston? Located at 12126 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77077, and beginning at 9 PM on Sunday, you can enjoy music, dancing, and fun all night.
Live! On the Lawn at Memorial City
On Saturday at 6 PM, head over to 303 Memorial City Way, Houston, Texas, 77024, and enjoy rotating roster of interactive entertainment like African drums, belly dancers, and more. Admission is free, so bring all of your friends for a great time!
Daddy Long Legs
Those who are into the arts will enjoy this two-person musical on Saturday at 7:30 PM at the Main Street Theatre. Come down to 540 Times Blvd, 77005 to experience a great show that you don't want to miss. Great for friends or couples.
Have an Ice Cream Party for the Kids
Get the kids and all of their friends together over some frozen treats and explain the significance of Memorial Day. There are some great books for children that you can include in the party to help them understand the importance of this day.
No matter how you choose to honor this special day, remember, there is no wrong way to have a Memorial Day celebration! So get together with family, friends, or a significant other, and enjoy all that the weekend has to offer in Houston!
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