Memorial Day’s Next Week. What Will You Do With The Long Weekend?
Memorial Day is a little way away, but here before you know it. So what are your plans going to be for the weekend?
JStew: Our Memorial weekend is pretty typical. We stop by the family grave site in Brewer to put flowers out. Especially for my uncle, who served in the Korean War. It's also the first weekend that camp is all opened up and ready to go. The water's on by then, it's all clean, and it's ready for all the summer's festivities. So for my family, Memorial weekend is definitely the official start of summer. But of course, thanks to all our service members who gave all in the effort to protect our country. There aren't many things as important as that.
Cori: Our usual routine most Memorial Days has been to take in the parade and speeches afterwards and then head to my mom's to celebrate her wedding anniversary (which usually falls on that weekend.) But this year, the parade isn't happening, and their anniversary falls earlier in the week, so I'm kind of up in the air. I'll be in OOB working a wedding for the first half of the weekend, but will be home Sunday night. So I guess we'll wait and see what we come up with. Feels kind of weird to be without a real plan. But that's just how this year has gone for us and for many, I think.
Sounds like everyone has some solid plans of all kinds. Let's check out other people's plans.
Greg Miller I used to make it my first camping trip of the season ... now it's just a 3 day weekend away from work.
Bill Grant Planting my garden and paying respect to my loved ones that are no longer here.
Debbie Martin Family and friend BBQ.
Victoria Nickerson We participate in a wreath laying ceremony for those lost, we visit the graves of our loved ones and usually have a family gathering. It's always a solemn occasion.
Kari Jo Davis We're visiting the grave yards, distributing flowers, solar lights, swirly flowers and the like. Usually end the day with a family BBQ, and fireworks. This year, as was the year [my daughter Tawni] was born, Monday the 31st is her birthday. We'll also celebrate that.
Melissa Avery Burns Hoping to get away Sunday or Monday to enjoy the Maine coast.
Cecile Beaulieu Attending a friends burial, placing flowers on relatives graves, planting in our yard & making rhubarb pies...
Lisa Gallant Getting camp ready for the summer!!!
Becky Sutherland Keeping up the traditions mum and i have done, cemetery visits, planting her planters. I bought this to put in her garden this year:
Angela Faulkner Golf and kayaking
Brian Bent It’s my birthday. The strippers & keg will be landing soon.
Daniel Bean I will be Bagpiping the Bangor area Cemeteries and Memorial sites in honor and respect to all those that have gone on before us.
Michelle Haslam Plaisted Nothing much since Cory has to work on Memorial Day!!!! Probably just stay home and work on jewelry.
Craig Florey Parade in Hampden, then Bangor, then visit Veteran graves.
Mishael Romanelli Camp!!! And a stop by the local cemetery to honor those we've lost.
Katie Hackett Jewell Having my oldest “baby” home and watching my other “baby” play lacrosse!
Grampa Bob Finish up my motor home and take it out to a camp ground.
Courtney Guay Evans Doing the 16 mile Ruck to Remember in Portland with my daughter—we will both be carrying a stone for The Summit Project.
Snowman Me and my son are gonna go in the memorial day parade in Ellsworth with the Cub Scout. We went and helped this passed weekend to put flags on the graves who Served and protecting us.
Steve I'm gonna drench the air with the smell of brisket!
Kip Nelson Pirate show on the Back and Forth Tour Boat in Belfast then memorial stone carry for The Summit Project. Maybe some rum