What Are You Doing on Memorial Day?

Living 2012/05/28 10:00:00
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Memorial Day is probably one of our favorite holidays of the entire year. After a long winter and a so-so spring, the weather is officially warm, and you get a day off, too! Of course, you should take a moment to remember the troops, which is, after all, why you have the day off. But what's the best way to kick off the unofficial start of summer?

The beach is always fun (especially if you live in an area that's just starting to warm up), but it tends to be very crowded on the holiday. If you have a pool in your backyard, lucky you -- nothing better than celebrating with a few friends!

Memorial Day is also a great time to fire up the grill; for many people, it's the first time they do so in nearly a year. Hot dogs are bad news, but lately, we're hearing that grass-fed beef burgers are actually good for you. Yum! And there are plenty of veggie options too, from veggie burgers to actual veggies.

Memorial Day weekend is also a great excuse to spring for a new swimsuit. Don't worry if you're, so to speak, "butt white" -- everyone else is, too! At least you don't look like "tanning mom"!
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  • nolaphile 2012/05/28 18:40:02
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    This year it falls on my youngest son's 16th birthday so family time. Since my husband is retired military and 3 of my kids have served, I guess it is an appreciate family AND military kind of day, haha
  • Kyle 2012/05/28 18:36:39
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    hanging out at home like i usally do nothing special
  • ««Gingey, the Master Debate... 2012/05/28 18:19:01
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    Going to work in a few minutes
  • RyanHayes 2012/05/28 18:13:49
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    Finishing up homework, chilling around the house, maybe a movie later
  • josi 2012/05/28 18:11:38
    I was doing my work
  • LoneWolForever 2012/05/28 18:04:35
    I clicked the wrong thing; I meant to click Other. I'm at home on the internet lolz.
  • Nanjing03 2012/05/28 17:48:48 (edited)
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    None of the above, but rather trying to shake a bad cold before work tomorrow. We generally commemorate our fallen warriors at the nearby U.S. National Cemetary in Beaufort, SC where a Marine honor guard from Parris Island fires rifle volleys and sounds taps after a ceremony conducted by military and civilian officials from Beaufort, Marine Corps Recruit Depot-Parris Island, Marine Corps Air Station-Beaufort, U.S. Naval Hospital-Beaufort, Air Force Base-Charleston, Fort Stewart, Georgia, and various veterans organizations like Amvets, VFW, American Legion, DAV and others. My wife and I are both veterans with a strong family tradition in the armed forces, so Memorial Day, Armed Forces Day, and Veterans Day mean a lot to us.

    This is last years Memorial Day video released by the Department of the Navy. I'm sure there is one for 2012 ... just haven't found it yet ...

  • Danny Barker 2012/05/28 17:44:13
    Having a barbecue
    Danny Barker
    Having a bardecue by the lake. Hamburger's Brats steamed in dark beer,slaw,mac salad german potatoes salad and the old fav. can't forget those Bake Beans. My sincere thanks to all the servicemen and women where ever you are THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR US.
  • juicebox07 2012/05/28 17:34:04
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    Home alone browsing the internet. lol
  • Jake Blanton 2012/05/28 17:24:20
    Having a barbecue
    Jake Blanton
    Preparing burnt offerings to the BBQ deities...
  • Lydecho Rain (Лидия) 2012/05/28 16:36:24
    Going to the beach
    Lydecho Rain (Лидия)
    I'm just hanging out with my friends Sky and River at the beach and maybe surfing a little.
  • Cameryn (◠‿◠✿) 2012/05/28 16:32:11
    Having a barbecue
    Cameryn (◠‿◠✿)
    And maybe swimming in the pool.
  • Miyuki 2012/05/28 16:12:30
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  • kPOW™ 2012/05/28 16:05:31
    Having a barbecue
    ... and honoring my husbands fellow soldiers. god bless and god speed to all the troops serving and those who have served.
  • Lover Boy 2012/05/28 15:51:11
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    Lover Boy
    So far, spending it in the hospital.
  • Kuruptsoul 2012/05/28 15:43:53
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    Hiding at home, Because I hate people, and have no friends anyway..
  • Emma 2012/05/28 15:43:08
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    I marched in the parade and then we are going sailing on lake Ontario
  • hannah 2012/05/28 15:42:13
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    having a salmon salad and sitting at home bored since i think mom doesnt wanna go anywhere. X0
  • PumpkinMuncher 2012/05/28 15:37:46
    work work work
  • Little Wonders 2012/05/28 15:15:05
    Having a barbecue
    Little Wonders
    celebrating my aunt's birthday(:
  • dranet 2012/05/28 15:06:06
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    We're having brisket, but we didn't bbq it. Just stuck it in the oven overnight. Staying at home because we're broke too.
  • HarleyCharley 2012/05/28 14:52:22
    and banging my GF......
  • Loser lollipop 2012/05/28 14:50:43
    Hanging by the pool
    Loser lollipop
    The pool will be out there and I'll be in here, watching movies while it rains
  • harasnicole 2012/05/28 14:42:44
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    Staying home. Maybe go to a movie.
  • rugrat1411 2012/05/28 14:22:13
    Where I work it's like groundhogs day, 365 days a year. Same thing day in, day out with a few changes once in awhile. Hospital and Nursing homes run 24/7...
  • Miko 2012/05/28 14:17:45
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  • JohnT 2012/05/28 14:14:39
    Having a barbecue
    Just a small BBQ later in the day, it is enjoyable and a bit of a tradition.
  • sexybeatmaster 2012/05/28 14:12:20
  • Darth Jennocyde 2012/05/28 11:01:15
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    Darth Jennocyde
    Friday I went to tour the ships docked at Staten Island for Fleet Week 2012. Today(Memorial Day) I will sleep and relax...

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