Top Ten Things Not to Do on Memorial Day

Grandfather's headstone

Memorial day

There is only one thing not to do on Memorial Day, but it can be repeated ten times.


Do not forget to thank those who gave their lives so you can live yours.


Thank you, Grandfather.


  1. Can I add – stop saying ‘Happy’ in front of Memorial Day? My skin crawls when people say that.

    1. You certainly can. I so agree with you, GP.

      1. Appreciate the understanding.

  2. God bless those who gave their lives to keep our country safe. Lovely tribute, John.

    1. Thank you, Jill.

    1. Thank you, Charles.

  3. πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ‘

    1. Thank you, Ray.

  4. Gratitude for those who paid the ultimate price, and celebrating their lives with reverence and joy for the people they were.
    Well done, John. Hugs.

    1. Thank you, Teagan. Hugs.

  5. Perfect! Nicely done, John.

    1. Thank you, Dan

  6. Well said, good sir.

    1. Thank you, John.

  7. Brought some tears, John. A real tribute.

    1. Thank you, Noelle. Just how I feel.

  8. AMEN, John!!!

    1. Thank you, Debbie.

  9. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    Powerful message and picture John.

    1. Thank you, Denise.

  10. Well said, John.

    1. Thank you, Teri.

  11. Lovely, John, and well said. It’s a 3-day weekend, but I often wonder how many stop to think of its true purpose…

    1. Very few unless they have been touched by the loss of a loved one.

      1. We haven’t lost a loved one, but both of our fathers served, and we do honor those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. ❀️

      2. Good for you. My whole family have been in the service. The headstone pictured is my grandfather who is buried in Arlington Cemetery.

      3. A beautiful tribute, John…

      4. Thak you, lauren.

  12. Duty honor and country!

  13. Fantastic post, John!

    1. Thank you, Jan.

  14. Likewise to all above! β™₯

    1. Thanks, Billy Ray.

  15. Sorry I missed this on Monday. I did make it a point to thank every veteran I came across yesterday, though.

    Wonderful ‘list’ as to what truly matters, John!

    1. Good for you on the thanks. πŸ˜€

      1. You know it. πŸ˜‰

  16. Gwen Plano · ·

    Beautiful, John. Thank you for this respectful reminder of all who gave and give so much.

    1. Thank you for the lovely comment, Gwen. πŸ™‚

  17. Straight to the point, John. Thank you for reminding us to remember. We will never forget.

    1. Thank you, Hugh.

  18. Here, Here!! Nicely said John.

    1. Thank you, Deborah.

  19. This is lovely, John. Well done.

    1. Thank you, Robbie.

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