Celebrated annually on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day honors the men and women who sacrificed their lives serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day began shortly after the Civil War, but didn’t become an official federal holiday until 1971. It’s become a tradition to celebrate Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and placing flowers on the graves of loved ones. To honor the nation’s fallen soldiers, many Americans also visit military memorials. On a less somber note, Memorial Day is also known for kicking off summer with pool parties, backyard barbecues and watching patriotic parades. Memorial Day 2017 takes place on May 29 with the customary national moment of remembrance taking place at 3 p.m. local time. Residents of Fort Lauderdale apartments can also celebrate Memorial Day all weekend with the following various activities.
Attend a Beach Party
Since Memorial Day unofficially marks the beginning of the summer season, celebrate the holiday by attending the 8th Annual Great American Beach Party on Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. This free event takes place on Fort Lauderdale Beach near A1A and Las Olas Boulevard. Enjoy live bands, a kids zone, sand castle contest, classic car show and a military tribute highlighted by a precision freefall parachute drill performed by the U.S. Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team.
Visit the Memorial Day Ceremony
The Lauderdale Memorial Park Cemetery boasts a veterans garden with a monument to honor all veterans and hosts one of the area’s largest annual Memorial Day events honoring veterans. The Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at Lauderdale Memorial Park Cemetery (2001 SW 4th Avenue) on May 29 at 9:00 a.m. The ceremony will feature a parade of colors, recognition of veterans, dove release and more.
Have a BBQ
Celebrate Memorial Day by gathering together with friends and family for a traditional backyard barbecue at our outdoor barbecue grill and picnic area. Don’t forget the red, white and blue streamers in honor of the holiday. It doesn’t have to be fancy, just loads of fun for everyone!
Our apartments in Fort Lauderdale provides a great environment for your barbecues and pool parties on Memorial Day and all summer long. Our community offers two swimming pools, an outdoor barbecue grill and picnic area and ample parking, including an onsite marina with boat slips. Give us a call at (877) 580-3383 and discover one of the most remarkable communities in Fort Lauderdale.