Monday, May 13, 2013

Honoring Memorial Day

Photo Credit: Arlington National Cemetery

According to, Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May each year in order to honor the people who died while serving in the United States military.  This American holiday was originally known as Decoration Day and became an official federal holiday in 1971.  Many people think of Memorial Day weekend as the start of summer, hot dogs, beach days, BBQs, and other outdoor adventures.  But go beyond the red, white, and blue theme you'll use to invite family and friends over for a backyard roast, and think about giving a few hours of service on this upcoming weekend.

Some ideas to get you started:

These are just a few ways to serve, and many of these non-profits are looking for volunteers all year-round -- not just on Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, or other big holidays.  Many activities are family-friendly too, so get your kids and grandparents involved!

Do you have other ideas to share?  Contact A Whispered Wish to share your favorite service activities on this great May weekend of remembrance.

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