Remember and Rejoice this Memorial Day

May 23, 2012 by

Enjoy a Memorial Day Picnic

A three-day weekend and the beginning of summer, we are all planning on relaxing and having a little fun this Memorial Day. A national holiday and ritual of remembrance for the men and women who have served our country, spending the afternoon enjoying the good company of loved ones is a great way to show your American pride from the food to the music and celebrations alike.

Enjoy this weekend with friends and family at one of the following events that will both entertain and honor:

  • Travel Back in Time at Ft. McAllister: Spend the afternoon at Fort McAllister State Historic Park and experience a day in the life of a common confederate soldier. Local historians will touch on different aspects of the soldier’s life. A musket & cannon firing demonstration will take place 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. http://www.gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister
  • From Sea to Shining Sea: Just 20 minutes outside of Savannah, the beach on Tybee Island is another great way to celebrate. Whether you spend the afternoon napping in the sun, dolphin watching along the shore or climbing to the top of the lighthouse, a day at Tybee can be as relaxing or as action packed as you want. http://tybeevisit.com/
  • Picnic in the Park: The luscious parks and green space located in the historic district in downtown Savannah is the perfect spot for a traditional afternoon picnic followed by a stroll down River Street. Fun and educational, this is an afternoon trip everyone can enjoy. http://savannahvisit.com/experiences/squares
  • A Glimpse into History at Fort Pulaski National Monument:  Walk in the footsteps of thousands of fearless workers and soldiers who built and fought for control of Fort Pulaski National Monument.  Experience a variety of interesting activities and learn highlights from history. A trip to Fort Pulaski is an a glance back in time and history lesson that will not be forgotten.  Learn more: http://www.nps.gov/fopu/index.htm

A community immersed in American history, the Richmond Hill and Greater Savannah area offer several different events and activities that allow residents to both remember and rejoice this Memorial Day.  So while you are out swimming, grilling or relaxing with friends and family, take a moment and honor the American heroes who have served our country and make this weekend something to remember. Happy Memorial Day!