Memorial Day Ideas

Observed on the last Monday in the month of May, Memorial Day is one of the US Federal Holidays. Originally this holiday was known as Decoration Day. It is a time for remembering and honoring the men and women who have lost their lives while in military service.

Besides commemorating these individuals on this day by placing flowers on grave sites at cemeteries, most businesses are closed. Although there aren’t fireworks like on the 4th of July, the day is also a time for family picnics and gatherings. Running in conjunction with this holiday celebration there is also sporting events such as the running of the Indianapolis 500.

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Since this particular holiday falls at the end of May, it is sometimes viewed as the beginning of summer. Schools are almost closed for the year and thoughts begin to turn to the hot sweltering months of summer. Summer in the United States is usually during the months of June, July and August; hence the end of May is like the end of the spring months.

There won’t be many designs on this particular page. Most of the patterns that could be used for celebrating the 4th of July holiday would also apply to this particular celebration. Usually this specific holiday is depicted by scenes of flags and other patriotic symbols. So, if you are looking for those designs, please check out the 4th of July page.

Some of the patterns designated for this particular holiday would be:

  • Memorial Tombstone

  • Memorial Poppy

  • Memorial Butterfly

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