What does Memorial Day Weekend mean to you?

If you are an Indiana Hoosier, it means the Indianapolis 500 and tailgating, family picnics, or family get-togethers.

Auto races aren’t the only sports events.  Runners have their pick of 1 Mile, 5K, or 10K events all over the United States.

Do you know the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day?


Memorial Day vs Veterans Day:  What’s the Difference

Memorial Day remembers and honors military personnel who died in the service of their country.  The last Monday of May, many people visit cemeteries and memorials. Volunteers decorate the graves at national cemeteries with the American flag. After parades, at 3 pm local time, there is a moment of remembrance.

The History channel has more background history on Memorial Day.

Veterans Day is a holiday that honors all military personnel, whether they served during wartime or not. Veterans Day is November 11th and is a time of parades and services to remember those who have served.

The U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs chronicles the history of this important day.


During the Memorial Day Weekend, families get together for BBQ’s and lots of picnic food.

We always spent the day listening to the Indy 500 on the radio, we always grilled BBQ chicken breasts and ate potato salad, baked beans, grilled corn on the cob, and chocolate sheet cake.  

So now you know, what are you doing during Memorial Day weekend?  Post in the comments what the weekend means to you and/or what you will be doing.