Many of us in the United States eagerly look forward to Memorial Day, celebrated as a public holiday on the last Monday in May. It’s the 25th this year. Did you know it was originally called Decoration Day, and was first observed soon after the Civil War, as a means of recognizing all members of the armed forces who died in that conflict?
Memorial Day family traditions usually include visiting cemeteries and paying respects to the fallen, followed by enjoying family time together. Memorial Day is also the unofficial start of summer.
We at Family Arc hope that you and your family will take advantage of this opportunity to enhance some family traditions and discuss the concepts of preparing your family history. You could be anywhere on the spectrum of this vital activity. Maybe you have already collected a lot of information, assembled photos and old videos, and are not sure what to do next. Perhaps you have discussed doing this but just have not yet gotten around to it.
Family Arc’s secure digital archive platform is the perfect place to assemble virtually anything that can be digitized and shared amongst your family members for generations to come. We suggest you explore our website and discuss the potential it has for your family. Your traditions are important and should be preserved.
It can range from a few simple stories and some pictures to an elaborate audio and video production; the sky is the limit, so to speak.
We are all busy with the daily issues of life; John’s music recital this afternoon is important, and Mary’s soccer game next Thursday also needs your attention, but why not ensure these events are captured and will be available to share with their grandchildren?
Elsewhere in this articles section you will find many sources of information to help you make preserving your family history a part of your Memorial Day family traditions to celebrate. You can also contact us to learn more about building your family archive.
How do you celebrate Memorial Day with your family? We’d love to hear about some of your traditions in the comments below!