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    Re: Memorial weekend-what to do?

    Wedding Saturday. Luckily, for me, weddings are basically an excuse to have a few too many adult beverages & dance like a fool.

    Hoping for good weather to do some grilling & what not Sunday/Monday, but looks like there might be rain in the forecast. Boo



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    Re: Memorial weekend-what to do?

    Really should clean and organize my garage. Probably won't, but I should.



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    Re: Memorial weekend-what to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Really should clean and organize my garage. Probably won't, but I should.
    I say that every weekend.


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    Re: Memorial weekend-what to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    Go to find a memorial day event that pays tribute to those who died for this country. Maybe find a group that needs help putting flags up. That is what the holiday is suppose to be all about.


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    Re: Memorial weekend-what to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigdaddykane View Post
    baseball, baseball and baseball
    Hmmm...if it was a choice between this and having to watch my grandma's bridge game on webcam without sound I'd need like a week to decide which one to do.


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    Re: Memorial weekend-what to do?

    Flying up for my sister in laws graduation. Sadly due to weather we will have to fly back Monday morning. Hoping ro drink, see lots of friends and family and most importantly relax!



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    Re: Memorial weekend-what to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones_R_GR8 View Post
    I say that every weekend.
    Stay strong. Make him clean his own garage.


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    Re: Memorial weekend-what to do?

    Belated birthday dinner for the husband on Friday, probably Bratfest on Saturday, watching the Coke 600 Sunday, and maybe running a Memorial 5k on Monday for a local person killed by a drunk driver a couple years ago.

    Reading a couple of the comments here........I'd have to think that for those who died serving our country - enjoying time outdoors, grilling, spending time with family and friends (whether for graduations, get-togethers, whatever) is just about exactly how they would have liked to spend the weekend as well.



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    Re: Memorial weekend-what to do?

    Hiking, mountain biking, and probably going down to the 9/11 memorial.

    If my apartment would let me have a grill that would definitely be on the list as well.



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    Re: Memorial weekend-what to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirl836 View Post
    Reading a couple of the comments here........I'd have to think that for those who died serving our country - enjoying time outdoors, grilling, spending time with family and friends (whether for graduations, get-togethers, whatever) is just about exactly how they would have liked to spend the weekend as well.
    No.

    But as a vet myself, I learned a long time ago that the general American population does not know or care to know much about what our servicemen and women do on a daily basis to protect our great country.

    Want to test my theory?

    Ask people you meet this weekend who America fought in its last war, when did it end and how many American military personal died in that conflict.

    Here are the answers.
    Afghanistan/Taliban. You know. The people behind September 11th 2001 attacks.
    We are still engaged in the war. It has not ended yet.
    US causalities in this war. 2,229 dead. 18,675 wounded.

    As a follow up, the Taliban spring offensive is underway and those numbers will be increasing as we are enjoying our families and friends this weekend.

    Enjoy your 3 day weekend. There are Americans fighting and dieing TODAY so you can enjoy it.


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    Re: Memorial weekend-what to do?

    Memorial Service and band concert at the WWII Memorial in Des Moines, just east of the Capitol. Monday 1:00 PM. A few speeches and a few patriotic musical numbers, taps and a gun salute. Yours truly in the band.



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    Re: Memorial weekend-what to do?

    Going to visit my grandfathers' gravesites to honor them and then family time. Grilling, yard games, and other fun activities.

    Memorial Day doesn't have to be a somber occasion just because of what it reflects. Celebrate the lives' of those that served and sacrificed for this country. Don't sit and preach numbers or quiz the general public. They know what the holiday is and they celebrate it in their own way. You do what you want.



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    Re: Memorial weekend-what to do?

    Aside from the memorial part, I was thinking about the X-Men movie......





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    Re: Memorial weekend-what to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Firefighter4Cy View Post
    Going to visit my grandfathers' gravesites to honor them and then family time. Grilling, yard games, and other fun activities.

    Memorial Day doesn't have to be a somber occasion just because of what it reflects. Celebrate the lives' of those that served and sacrificed for this country. Don't sit and preach numbers or quiz the general public. They know what the holiday is and they celebrate it in their own way. You do what you want.
    Thank you for proving my point.


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    Re: Memorial weekend-what to do?

    Normally I'd be out in Boulder, CO running the Bolder Boulder. This year wedding planning/spending has gotten in the way of that. Thinking about taking a trip up to Decorah to TG to bring home some tasty treats to enjoy. As far as Memorial Day celebrations/tributes go, the Bolder Boulder puts on one of the best I've ever seen.



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