Memorial Day 2018: Take Time to Remember

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Memorial Day 2018: Take Time to Remember

By: Pat Austin

SHREVE­PORT – This Memo­r­ial Day I am offer­ing you a roundup of related readings.

Memo­r­ial Day often coin­cides with the end of the school year for chil­dren (and teach­ers) and has cus­tom­ar­ily been dubbed “the unof­fi­cial start of sum­mer” hol­i­day. That being said, and I’m preach­ing to the choir, I know, but we should always remem­ber the pur­pose of this day: to remem­ber and to honor the fallen.

A roundup of read­ings for you today:

The 31st Rolling Thun­der motor­cy­cle ride is this year. Bik­ers from all over the coun­try travel to Wash­ing­ton, DC to pay tribute.

Here is a col­lec­tion of Memo­r­ial Day pho­tos from around the world.

USA Today reminds you that Mon­day is also National Burger Day.

Here is my 2014 post on the Kel­ley Broth­ers; our home­town lost three broth­ers dur­ing World War II, one of them on D-​Day.

Pho­tos from Arling­ton Ceme­tery.

Here is a Memo­r­ial Day read­ing list.

Trop­i­cal storm Alberto is going to dampen a few Memo­r­ial Day BBQs.

A his­tory of Memo­r­ial Day.

Some tele­vi­sion some­where will be show­ing Sav­ing Pri­vate Ryan.

If you’re going to fire up the grill for Memo­r­ial Day here are some recipes for burg­ers.

And if burg­ers aren’t your thing, here are recipes for ribs and frosty, chilly drinks.

We have sev­eral local events we attend each year; there is always a ser­vice at our local veteran’s ceme­tery and then the Amer­i­can Legion has a wreath lay­ing cer­e­mony. After that we usu­ally spend the day just relax­ing and grilling. Yes, it’s the unof­fi­cial start to sum­mer but as you are plan­ning your day, take time to remem­ber the fallen.

Pat Austin blogs at And So it Goes in Shreve­port and the author of Cane River Bohemia: Cam­mie Henry and Mel­rose Plan­ta­tion, due out in Octo­ber. Fol­low her on Insta­gram @patbecker25.

By:  Pat Austin

SHREVEPORT – This Memorial Day I am offering you a roundup of related readings.

Memorial Day often coincides with the end of the school year for children (and teachers) and has customarily been dubbed “the unofficial start of summer” holiday. That being said, and I’m preaching to the choir, I know, but we should always remember the purpose of this day: to remember and to honor the fallen.

A roundup of readings for you today:

The 31st Rolling Thunder motorcycle ride is this year.  Bikers from all over the country travel to Washington, DC to pay tribute.

Here is a collection of Memorial Day photos from around the world.

USA Today reminds you that Monday is also National Burger Day.

Here is my 2014 post on the Kelley Brothers; our hometown lost three brothers during World War II, one of them on D-Day.

Photos from Arlington Cemetery.

Here is a Memorial Day reading list.

Tropical storm Alberto is going to dampen a few Memorial Day BBQs.

A history of Memorial Day.

Some television somewhere will be showing Saving Private Ryan.

If you’re going to fire up the grill for Memorial Day here are some recipes for burgers.

And if burgers aren’t your thing, here are recipes for ribs and frosty, chilly drinks.

We have several local events we attend each year; there is always a service at our local veteran’s cemetery and then the American Legion has a wreath laying ceremony.  After that we usually spend the day just relaxing and grilling.  Yes, it’s the unofficial start to summer but as you are planning your day, take time to remember the fallen.

 

Pat Austin blogs at And So it Goes in Shreveport and the author of Cane River Bohemia: Cammie Henry and Melrose Plantation, due out in October.  Follow her on Instagram @patbecker25.