Memorial Day honors Americans who died serving their country in wars. It is commemorated annually on the last Monday in May. This day originally paid tribute only to military personnel who died in the Civil War (1861-1865). However over the years, this changed. This special day honors all those who died in a war while giving service to the United States. In the past it was also called Decoration Day.
On May 5, 1866 residents of Waterloo, New York, celebrated Memorial Day in honor of everyone who died during the Civil War. Businesses closed and soldiers’ graves were decorated. Two years later, General John Alexander Logan officially proclaimed May 30, 1868 as Memorial Day, adopting the same practice that began in the Southern states a few years earlier. Southern states celebrated a separate Memorial Day in honor of the Confederate dead, until after World War I.
In 1971 US congress declared Memorial Day a national holiday to be celebrated on the last Monday in May. Then on December 28, 2000, President Bill Clinton signed the ‘National Memorial Day Act’. This act designated 3:00pm as the official time to honor everyone who had lost their lives during war.
Things to do Memorial Day Weekend near me
This year Memorial Day will be celebrated on Monday the 31st of May. Many people will take advantage of the long weekend by spending time with family & friends. It’s an excellent time to get together, share stories of the past, and enjoy a delicious meal together. You can prepare a BBQ, a family picnic, or just get together for a few drinks. The Memorial Day weekend provides the perfect opportunity to catch up with friends and relatives you’ve been meaning to see.
Memorial Day Weekend Getaways
Some people like to take off for the entire weekend. Pack the car, hit the freeway, and enjoy a 3 day road trip with the family. Others prefer to organize a flight to the other side of the country and do some sight seeing with loved ones. Whether it be interstate or a few hours from home, the long weekend gives us a chance to get away from it all for a few days.
Memorial Day Weekend Cruises
One of the best Memorial Day vacations ideas is to enjoy one of the Memorial Day cruises on offer. Imagine cruising Miami waters with your closest family and friends. The sun on your face and gentle breeze in your hair is an unforgettable experience. You can totally relax aboard a private motor yacht as you enjoy delicious food and tasty beverages. A Memorial Day weekend cruise will allow you to explore Miami from a nautical viewpoint.
Best Memorial Day Weekend Travel Deals
If you are in Miami for Memorial Day 2021 we recommend you organize a Memorial Weekend cruise of Biscayne Bay. Get some friends together and enjoy a half or full day aboard one of our beautiful luxury yachts. Biscayne Bay provides the perfect environment for you to enjoy all the amenities of a luxury yacht.
We have Memorial Day cruises to multiple destinations within Miami waters. Our experienced crew & staff will spoil you! Many of our yachts include water toys and we can supply jet skis as an optional extra. If you are looking for the best Memorial Day travel deal, look no further. Our Memorial Day cruises provide our clients with unforgettable lifetime memories of Miami.
Last Minute Memorial Day Weekend Getaways
Call Kristina now on (786) 796-0812 for more info & pricing on our Memorial Day cruise deals. Or simply fill in the yacht charter form below so we can provide you with a Free Quote. We have Memorial Day cruises for every budget. Start planning now and have an amazing Memorial Day weekend!
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