May 23, 2020
Memorial Day Weekend: Patriotic Party Decorations to Impress – Show Your Patriotism with These Simple Party Decor Ideas
The Memorial Day weekend is upon us! As we pause to commemorate the ultimate sacrifice made by members of our military, a sense of patriotism fills the air as we usher in the start of the summer.
Memorial Day is a federal holiday celebrated every last Monday of May. This year, it takes place on May 25th, with the Memorial Day weekend beginning on May 23rd. Americans typically spend Memorial Day by visiting the gravesites of fallen soldiers in national cemeteries to plant small flags and light candles on the ground. Flags are also displayed and flown at half-mast to honor their sacrifices.
Key Memorial Day Facts
Here are some key facts surrounding the events and the lives of people who are honored on Memorial Day:
- Approximately 650,000 soldiers gave up their lives during the American Civil War.
- President Clinton signed a law in 2000 that required all Americans to stop what they’re doing at 3 p.m. to remember and honor our fallen heroes.
- Veterans Day honors the United States military veterans while Memorial Day honors all Americans who died while serving in the military.
- There are more than 400,000 fallen soldiers buried at Arlington Cemetery. On average, 30 burials are conducted there each day. It hosts over 3.5 million visitors a year.
Patriotic Decorations for Memorial Day Weekend
As we look forward to enjoying a Memorial Day weekend with our families and friends, here are some simple and affordable decorations you can make to spruce up your party and get-together:
- Red, white, and blue sun catchers
It is pretty simple and you can involve your kids in making them. Just make star cutouts from translucent red, white, and blue paper and hang them in your porch to make for a festive welcome for your guests.
- Patriotic pinwheels
Remember making pinwheels when you were young? The same principle applies, except this time, use patriotic colors and alternate planting them in your backyard. Place them in areas that catch a lot of wind and marvel at how your young guests would enjoy watching them.
- Tin can windsocks
While you’re prepping spaghetti and other dishes for your guests, you can get your kids to paint your used tin cans with blue. Paint white stars on the cans afterward. Then, simply add crepe paper (red and white) on the bottom to make some flag-inspired tree decorations.
- Popsicle stick flag
You can craft a flag using red, white, and blue popsicle sticks, which can be used as coasters and decors for your party. It’s pretty simple to make, and the materials needed are only glue sticks and popsicle sticks.
You can similarly make Memorial Day-themed tablecloths, candleholders, and other decorations made from new and recycled materials that you can find in your household. Be creative and let your sense of patriotism guide you.
Show Your Patriotism by Helping Our Vets
Our men and women in uniform risk their lives to protect us from those who threaten our liberties and security. No one knows this better than our veterans. They may not have lost their lives to the service, but they committed their hearts and souls to uphold their duties all the same.
Our veterans survived dangers and conflicts when they were still on active duty. Sadly, many of them are facing new challenges as they contend with poverty, unemployment, homelessness, disabilities, and illnesses including mental health issues. Now, they face a new and menacing threat — the novel coronavirus that hits hard those who are in their senior years and whose immunity systems are compromised.
If you want to express your patriotism this Memorial Day, you can do so by extending a helping hand to our suffering veterans. You can easily do this by donating any vehicle you no longer to us at Veteran Car Donations.
We auction off the various types of vehicles donated to us and use the proceeds to support the programs and services of our charity partners. These IRS-approved 501(c)3 nonprofits are at the forefront of providing deserving veterans with financial assistance, free medical treatment, employment opportunities, family support, and other essential services.
You will also get benefits when you take part in our vehicle donation program. Not only will you get our free pick-up and towing service wherever you are in the country, but you’ll also qualify to receive a top tax deduction in the next tax season.
You can check out our FAQs page to get to know our quick and convenient donation process and other details. If you have questions and concerns, feel free to call us at 877-594-5822 or leave us a message here.
Reward Our Heroes with Your Car Donation Today
Our veterans surely do not deserve to be ignored and passed over after all that they have done for our country. Reward their heroism with your concern and action. Reach out to them through your car donation. Call us at 877-594-5822 or fill out our online donation form now!