Houston Activities:Memorial Day
With Memorial Day right around the corner, Premier Patient Housing would like to thank those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country as well as those who continue to serve today. Here’s our list of Houston activities that honor those who’ve served and sacrificed their lives in the U.S. Armed Forces. From gatherings big and small to activities you can do at home, Houston offers something for everyone this Memorial Day weekend.
Memorial Day Festival at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
Join the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum on May 31st from 12pm-5pm as they celebrate Memorial Day. Support veteran-owned vendors and enjoy activities for the whole family including museum tours, kid-focused activities and photos with troopers. Event admission is free but does require an RSVP to attend. You can RSVP for the event here.
Memorial Day in The Woodlands
Celebrate in The Woodlands! The Sunday, May 30th event will pay tribute to all military service men and women who lost their lives while serving the United States. The festival will feature live music, children’s activities, entertainers, and more at Town Green Park. The evening will conclude with a dazzling fireworks extravaganza display choreographed to a patriotic soundtrack, weather permitting. Concessions will also be available for purchase. You can find more details about the event on The Woodlands website.
City of Friendswood Memorial Day Celebration
Pay homage to our country’s fallen heroes in the City of Friendswood. The morning features patriotic music, a tribute to the different military branches, and more. Admissions is free for all ages but attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs. Event begins at 10:00am on May 31st at the Veteran’s Memorial located adjacent to Friendswood City Hall (910 S Friendswood Dr.).
Memorial Day Ceremony in Sugar Land
Although many of us look forward to the long weekend, let us not forget what the holiday is really about: honoring the brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Join Sugar Land officials as they host a Memorial day Ceremony at Sugar Land Memorial Park from 10am-12pm on Monday, May 31st. Activities include vendor exhibits and patriotic booths as well as an official ceremony and 21-gun salute. Visit Sugar Land’s website for more information about the event, including parking services and event schedule.
Memorial Day at Home
We at Premier Patient housing understand that health concerns may keep you and your family from celebrating Memorial Day out and about the city of Houston. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate at home! Here are some activities you can do at home to celebrate those who have served.
Send a care package
Honor the heroes of the past by sending a care package to an active duty service member. Don’t know what to send? Look on the Support Our Troops website for details, including care package do’s and don’ts, and where to ship care package goods.
Bake Patriotic Memorial Day Treats
From cupcakes and cookies to brownies and berry pies, these red, white, and blue desserts are a delicious ending to any picnic or BBQ at home. Find 26 easy dessert recipe’s for Memorial Day here. Have too many treats left over? Consider donating them to your local VA! Click here to find a VA near you.
Create a Memorial Day Sidewalk Mural
Kids, and adults, of all ages can get in on the fun of creating a giant sidewalk chalk mural. Draw themed pictures and consider using it as an opportunity to talk to your child(ren) about the importance of the holiday. Passersby will adore this creative approach to celebrating Memorial Day while you’re in the comfort of your own home!
Decorate Your Home
Hosting a BBQ or gathering at your home? Consider decorating to fit the holiday theme! Twirl up your house with patriotic décor and other red, white and blue decorations that show your appreciation for the people who have served our country. Decorating on a budget? Here are 9 DIY ideas for your celebration that are fun for the whole family.
Tune in to the National Memorial Day Concert
Just because you can’t go to a concert doesn’t mean you can’t watch one! Turn on the TV and watch a moving tribute that honors America’s servicemen and women from the comfort of your home. This year’s National Memorial Day Concert airs Sunday, May 30, at 8:00 p.m. EST on PBS, and includes performances by Sara Bareilles, Vince Gill, and Alan Jackson.
We at Premier Patient Housing hope this lists provides you and your family with activities for the long weekend that provide fun, relaxation and a chance to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. Whatever you decide to do for the long weekend, we hope you and your family have a safe, healthy and happy Memorial Day!