Memorial Day: A Playlist, Recipes, and Some History

Happy Memorial Day!

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Photo by Kevin Morris on Unsplash

We’d like to take a moment to remember and thank the brave men and women who, throughout our history, have made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our country. Memorial Day is a remembrance and celebration of those in service of our country, as well as a celebration of what some have given their lives for, our freedom.

A lot of Americans tend to celebrate this day with a BBQ, which feels so American (though origin of BBQ is way more nuanced than we think). Most pools are opening today and are having awesome kick-off events. Whether you’re just enjoying a day off, working, or getting together with family and friends, here are a few recipes, fun facts, playlists, and ideas to help you celebrate the day.

Our Memorial Day Playlist:


Some Easy and Delicious Recipes for your BBQ:

Caramelized Tomato Bruschetta

Grilled Potato Wedges with Fresh Herbs and Butter

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Banana Split Kebabs

Easy Lemon Bars

See More:  Recipes for the Grill with 5 Ingredients or Less

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Photo by 44 Degrees North on Unsplash

 

Some Facts and History

Did you know that at the last Winter Olympics, there were a few athletes that have roots in the military? Check out this article from Military.com to find out more:

Team USA Winter Olympics Military Athletes

Want to learn more about our Military? Here are some informative podcasts on American Military History from MissedInHistory.com:

WASP of WWII with Dr. Katherine Sharp Landdeck

The Harlem Hellfighters and Henry Johnson

Macario Garcia

The Ghost Army

While celebrating our freedom in any way we see fit is one of the great parts of living in this country, it is also important to remember that for a lot of families, this is a bittersweet or painful holiday. If you’re wondering how you can do more to help our Vets, consider checking this link out: Charity Navigator

Photo by Josh Johnson on Unsplash

Photo by Josh Johnson on Unsplash

Thanks for reading. Do you have any special ways you like to celebrate Memorial Day? Any good songs we missed? Any interesting facts you’d like to share? Comment below – we’d love to hear from you!

P.S. – We’re running a Memorial Day Sale! Check our Facebook or Instagram accounts for more details!

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