Memorial Day marks the non-official beginning of summer. This favorite American holiday is often filled with BBQ’s, time spent with family and friends, and perhaps the first family trip to the pool. At Original Pancake House, we love to celebrate this holiday by taking our families out to a leisurely breakfast in Denver!
In addition to relaxing with family and friends, Memorial Day is meant to be a day of remembrance and a time to celebrate those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. Read on to learn other popular ways to celebrate this Memorial Day.
Displaying the flag:
Flying the American flag on Memorial Day is a great way to show thanks to those who have served our country. According to tradition, the flag should remain at half-mast until noon to honor the men and women who have fallen in combat. Remember it is customary to put your flag up at dawn and take it down by dusk.
Attend the Memorial Day Parade:
Denver will host a Memorial Day parade on Saturday, May 24 at Civic Center Park. The parade begins at 11:30 a.m. and will be followed by a Veterans Memorial Day tribute at the Veterans Monument.
Learn Your Family History:
Memorial Day is a great time to pull out the family photo album and share your own family history with your children. Many of our grandparents and great-grandparents served our country and sharing their story with the next generation is a great way to honor and remember their sacrifices.
Display Memorial Day Poppies
: Red poppies are a symbol of Memorial Day inspired by John McCrea’s 1915 war poem In Flanders Fields. Since the First World War, red poppies have become a way to “keep faith with all who died,” and are a memorial tradition in the United States, England, France, and more than 50 other countries.
On behalf of the Original Pancake House family, we would like to thank all of the men and women who have served our country. Happy Memorial Day, Denver!