As stated by the all-knowing Google, Memorial Day is "a day on which those who died in active military service are remembered." But how do we - individually and as families - remember the fallen? 

There are many ways to observe Memorial Day, and if you live in the Triangle area you might consider partaking in one or all of these events happening right outside your doorstep this Memorial weekend.

Bennett Place State Historic Site, Durham

Pack up the kids this Saturday, May 24 and head to Durham's historic Bennett Place for a Memorial Day Remembrance from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live actors will be in costume from all time periods of our nation's history, including the Revolutionary War, Civil War, Rough Riders from the Spanish American War, and World Wars I & II. Learn how weapons and uniforms have evolved over the years, and gather a newfound appreciation for the heroes who fought for our country's freedom.

NC State Capitol Grounds, Raleigh

On Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day), make a trip to downtown Raleigh to the state capitol where a Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony will take place to honor the service members who laid down their lives in the name of freedom. The ceremony will start at 11:30 a.m. and will be conducted by the men and women of the Tar Heel Detachment, Marine Corp League. 

Historic Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh

Finish Memorial Day at Oakwood Cemetery's Field of Honor with a deserving tribute to those who have served and those who continue to serve our country to this day. The service will start at 4:00 p.m. and will consist of lovely music and words of patriotism and leadership.

No matter where you live, we encourage you to participate with those around you in honoring the brave men and women who have fought and died to keep our nation free. May their remembrance always be on the forefront of our minds.

Happy Memorial Day!



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