From the bloggers at KOA.
Memorial Day is a federal holiday that’s meant to honor the brave men and women who have died while serving our country in the armed forces. While many of us take advantage of the day off from work to have a cookout in the backyard, Memorial Day is a special day for anyone who has lost a loved one in war.
If you want to pay tribute to those who died defending our country, look no further than our National Parks. There are many different parks and memorials that hold Memorial Day events. Here are a few to consider for your plans this year.
National Mall and Memorials Park, Washington, D.C.
Not surprisingly, our nation’s capital is one of the best places to go to observe Memorial Day. The National Mall and Memorial Parks is a great place to visit. (Especially if you have never been to DC before!) The Memorials by Night tour offers a great look at the stunning memorials after the sun drops below the horizon. Take a walking tour by the illuminated memorials and learn more about our nation’s history as you do.
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