By: KRISTINE GONZALES
Americans observe Memorial Day in many different ways, and many feel that this holiday officially marks the beginning of summer. Whether you celebrate with a big backyard BBQ bash, festival, or parade, or get some summer shopping done, let's also take some time to remember what this holiday is really about.
The key to making the most out of the unofficial start of summer while remaining respectful is taking time to honor them. One of the best ways is to open up space for family and friends of veterans who have lost a service member to share memories.
Did the veteran who passed away like cannabis? The "Stoner Way" to honor them could be passing around a joint and sharing memories about them. Acknowledging them and their sacrifice is enough if you don't share any personal memories.
Another great way to honor fallen service members is to hold a moment of silence. There is a National Moment of Silence where Congress asks Americans to pause momentarily. During this time, be silent, with no smoking and no lighting, and observe the moment of silence.
An effortless way to celebrate Memorial Day is to get outdoors and enjoy the freedoms those who have fought have given us. Edibles allow you to partake discreetly while visiting a parade or festival. Those who fought for our country will enable us to live the day to the fullest.
Each year you can donate flowers with The Memorial Day Flowers Foundation if you can't get to one of the Washington veterans cemeteries. With them, you can donate and sponsor flowers on your behalf, and volunteers will lay them on graves around the country.
To honor those who gave their lives for our freedoms, we can share memories of them with friends and family, holding a moment of silence going outdoors or decorating flowers on graves across the country. Please comment if you have any other beautiful ways to celebrate Memorial Day! Thank you, World of Weed, for sharing these 6 Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day (The Stoner Way.)
In loving memory of one of the greatest men I have ever had the privilege to know. Glenn Murray was a proud Coast Guard Veteran who was always ready for the next mission. Semper Paratus. Rest In Paradise Glenn Murray.
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