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Flowers for soldiers' graves

Donate to Memorial Day Flowers, a national organization that flowers military graves. Five veterans' headstones get $5 crimson roses.

Tour a national park

Each of America's 400 national parks offers a distinct perspective. Tour your local national park and learn about its history.

Help build a home for a veteran

Building Homes for Heroes donations can shelter injured veterans. The charity constructs and upgrades mortgage-free houses for veterans and their families.

Shop at a veteran-owned business

Visit veteran-owned or military-family-owned businesses on Memorial Day. Click here for a complete list of veteran-owned companies, from hardware to gourmet dining.


Play a patriotic song

Play "God Bless the U.S.A." by Lee Greenwood on your guitar. You may then wow everyone at your Memorial Day picnic.

Memorial Day concert

PBS holds a star-studded Memorial Day performance on Sunday. Live music, tributes, and more will fill 90 minutes of the 2023 concert.

Virtually explore the White House

Explore the White House online if you can't visit Washington this year. Google Arts & Culture provides a room-by-room virtual tour of the ancient property.

Hear veterans' tales

You've heard a soldier's Storycorps oral history. Read historical military memoirs including Band of Brothers, Guts 'n Gunships, and The Things They Cannot Say.

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