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Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day and Armed Forces Day


What does Memorial Day mean to you? For a lot of people, they think of fireworks and of cooking out on the grill. Maybe they put their American flags out too. They may even put their air conditioning on or jump in the pool.

But for people in the military and who have had family members in the military, Memorial Day is the day to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom of those in the country.

Spending time with family is important, but it’s also important that we all remember the true meaning of Memorial Day. That’s why we have given you some suggestions on what you can do to celebrate Memorial Day.

What Started as Decoration Day

decorationdayBefore Memorial Day became a federal holiday, celebrated by all Americas, this tradition started in post-Civil War America.

In the days and years following the then “Great War,” families and soldiers alike would return to the graves of their fallen brothers to “decorate” their tombstones.

Whether it was flowers, wreaths, medals, or any other memento they could find, it was a healing process in the wake of one of the deadliest conflicts in history. As the country has progressed, and we’ve found ourselves in many more conflicts, the day has evolved into something more.

Memorial Day was officially recognized as a Federal Holiday in the 1970s. While it's known for many as the start of summer, it’s still a time to remember the sacrifice of men and women who have given their lives for our country.

Offer Help to Military Spouses in Honor

armedforcesWhen a loved one is deployed, there are families and loved ones who are affected.

That’s why it’s a good idea for honoring Memorial Day by offering help to their spouses and loved ones.

Even though it’s a great thing for you to show your gratitude to members of the service, it’s also a good idea to help out their spouses and families.

With a single person living at home, the tasks that are done from day to day often are overwhelming, and they appreciate any kinds of breaks they can get.

You can cook meals, give them rides to places, babysit, take them meals and other helpful things to lessen the stress.

We Sincerely Thank Our Clients

thankyouclientsWe appreciate all of our clients, but we especially appreciate those who are in the military and who have spouses in the military.

The sacrifices that these brave men and women give for our country are many, and we appreciate that they have made our country a better place to live and to work.

This Memorial Day and Armed Forces Day, take some time to think about what these days mean. Think about all of the sacrifices that those in the military have made so that we can have the freedoms that we enjoy every day.

Take some time to visit one of the memorials or to help out one of the military spouses. This will show that you appreciate what they’ve done for the country and for you. At Wolfgang's Cooling & Heating, we appreciate them and all that they do.