One thing I’m absolutely convinced of is that Americans don’t get enough three-day weekends. Maybe that’s why we so relish the ones we do have.
Although many Americans treat the long Memorial Day weekend as a chance to get in that first camping trip of the season, take a road trip or just lounge around at home, I have a feeling lots of them also take a minute to give thanks to the men and women who died serving our country.
Memorial Day Ceremonies
Other folks take it a step further and actually pay tribute to our fallen in more pro-active ways. If you are among them and haven’t yet figured out what you’ll do this year, how about attending the ceremonies being sponsored by the Veterans Organizations of Anoka County?
They’re holding two of them, both in Coon Rapids. The first will be held at Morningside Memorial Gardens and it starts at 10 a.m. The next starts at 11:30 and it will be held at Bunker Hills Park.
These ceremonies are open to the public, as is the family picnic following the Bunker Hills ceremony.
Other Stuff to do
If you can afford the gas and plan on heading out to your favorite campground this weekend, keep in mind that all the rain we’ve had lately has caused some safety hazards. Elk River is about a foot and a half above normal right now so watch the kids closely around the water.
You could also take in a Twins game on Monday as they face the Rangers at Target Field. Since it’s Monday (every Monday is Military Monday at Twins games), active military members or veterans and four guests get half-price tickets in Home Plate View seating locations.
You’ll need to bring ID with you. Acceptable forms are a valid military ID, discharge papers or a membership card from the American Legion, DAV or VFW.
Closer to home in Blaine
- NSC Soccer Tournament – both adults and kids. Held the 24th to the 26th at the National Sports Center
- Gopher State Carnival – held at Northtown Mall now through June 1. It’s in the parking lot behind Chipotle.
If you’re a member of the military or a veteran considering the purchase of a home in Blaine, do check out our Homes for Heroes program. It’s a great way for me to say thank you and for you to save some serious money on the purchase of a Blaine home.