by Justin Piper, Work & Travel Department

Memorial Day is a public holiday in the United States, celebrated yesterday, the final Monday of the month of May. The day is to celebrate those who have lost their lives in the United States Armed Forces. Many people visit the cemeteries of graves for those who have passed. Memorial Day originated after the American Civil war to honor the other Americans who passed away during our struggle for understanding.Image

Memorial Day in the United States is celebrated through barbecues, fireworks, and other activities. Barbecuing and picnics are a great American past time, which have become a staple for Memorial Day. Most people had yesterday, Memorial Day off, and celebrate it with family members and friends. One great American tradition is that of a cookout. Some traditional foods that are included in these cookouts are hamburgers, hot dogs, fried chicken. As side dishes, people tend to make potato salad, baked beans, and corn on the cob.

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For Memorial Day, my family went to Put-In-Bay, Ohio. We went boating and had a cookout on the beach. It is a great opportunity to see my family and younger siblings. We tend to play a lot of football and other sporting activities such as horseshoes. We always have an ample amount of hamburgers and potato salad for all.

Memorial Day is a great American tradition that is utilized by many to relax and commemorate our veterans. CCI Greenheart would love to hear more about how you spent this great American holiday. Please send your photos and stories to htoppen@ccigreenheart.org