All around the country, Americans are preparing for Memorial Day, 2023. Some folks will fire up the barbeque and grill with the family, while others will take the long weekend to go to the beach or do some fishing. Many people will also gather the family to sit in the sun and watch a Memorial Day Parade which is a staple in smalltown America. And for those who like a bit more high-octane entertainment, the Indianapolis 500 takes place this Sunday, May 28th.
It is undeniable that Memorial Day brings to mind picnics, parades, and a long weekend. But it is important to remember the significance behind this holiday.
Memorial Day is a time for Americans to take a moment to reflect and pay respect to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It reminds us to be grateful for the freedoms that we enjoy. Perhaps a great plan for a Memorial Day weekend is some relaxing time with friends and family, and also taking part in an activity or an event to honor our military heroes.
The National Moment of Remembrance
There are many family-friendly activities that you can do this Memorial Day that are both fun, and that also are in the spirit of the holiday, which is to honor the men and women who have lost their lives during military service.
One free Memory Day Activity you can participate in is the National Moment of Remembrance. This takes place at 3:00 PM local time, and it asks for Americans to pause and reflect for one minute to remember those who have died in military service to the United States. The specific time of 3:00 PM was selected because it is a time that many people have off of work. The National Moment of Remembrance was introduced in 1996 in response to most people not knowing the significance of Memorial Day. A poll of Americans from that time showed that less than 30% of people knew the true meaning behind Memorial Day. Will you participate in The National Moment of Remembrance this year? It is a simple yet powerful way to show gratitude and feel a sense of patriotism.
Fly your flag
Another activity you can do to help celebrate Memorial Day 2023 is to display the flag. Do you have an American flag at home? If so, Memorial Day is the perfect time to display it!
According to a 2020 poll, about half of Americans have an American flag at home. If you own a flag, then you probably know the special rules of how to display it correctly. But just to be sure, let’s have a quick review.
The first thing to consider when flying the flag is orientation. When displaying the flag on a flagpole, the union (the blue field with stars) should be at the peak of the staff, with the stripes flowing downward. When hanging the flag horizontally or vertically against a wall or window, the union should be on the viewer’s left.
The next thing to remember is lighting. If you display the flag at night, you should make sure that the flag is illuminated enough so that it can be easily recognized.
And lastly, make sure to never display a flag that is dirty or damaged.
With these rules in mind, you can help celebrate Memoial Day by displaying your American flag.
One more thing to do on Memorial Day 2023…
After you have enjoyed some Barbeque and taken in a Memorial Day Parade, there is one last thing you should do during the Memorial Day 2023 weekend; get on DealDash and check out our Memorial Day Sale. This Monday, May 29th, DealDash will be selling bids for just 11 cents each.
If discount bids are not enough to get you online and in our auctions this weekend, how about some Leaderboard Auctions? DealDash’s Leaderboard Auctions award bids to the top bidders that accumulated the most time as highest bidder in that specific auction. It is a great way to earn some free bids, simply by bidding as you normally would!
We also will be giving all bidders a Time As Highest Bidder multiplier of 3X this Monday, so don’t miss out!
We hope that you enjoy a nice Memorial Weekend full of family time, and rememerance for those who have served.
Thank you for being a part of DealDash and happy bidding!
If you are new to DealDash or the bidding fee online auction model and want to give it a try, use the promo code “dealdash2023” upon registration to get an extra 100 free bids with your first Bid Pack purchase.