Monday is Memorial Day, a day for many that includes a celebration of hot dogs, hamburgers, barbecue, chicken, and bsaically anything that can be cooked on a grill. It is also the holiday weekend that signals that summer has arrived!
But it is a lot more than that also. Memorial Day, a day of remembrance for those that have died serving our country, was originally called “Decoration Day.” It was first observed on May 30, 1868 when the graves of fallen Union and Confederate soldiers were decorated with flowers at Arlington National Cemetery. It was not until after World War I that the day became “Memorial Day” to honor the fallen soldiers of any war. In 1971, Congress passed the bill proclaiming the last Monday in May as the official recognized “Memorial Day.”
Here is a link to the history of this all-important day:
There are a number of ideas that come to mind on what to do this weekend. Here are just a few:
And there’s more! Why not visit Blackjack Cove Marina, where you can enjoy a BBQ plate from 11:00-2:00ish Saturday & Sunday overlooking Old Hickory Lake. www.blackjackcove.com If you cannot make it during that time, the Black Pearl is open all weekend and you will not want to miss it’s awesome Sunday Brunch, a great atmosphere accompanied by steel drums.
Although our model homes at Ole South will be closed in observation of Memorial Day, we are open on both Saturday and Sunday, and anytime by appointment. Drop by for a cold drink and cookie and find out for yourself that….
So get out there, fire up the grills and ice cream churns, slice some watermelon, and enjoy this weekend. But please, take a few minutes for remembrance and tribute of those who died protecting these very things we enjoy. And if you get a chance, thank a living soldier or veteran too!
Trey Lewis is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Tennessee with Ole South Realty, 615.896.0019 direct 615.593.6340. Specializing in new homes in the Greater Nashville area to include Nashville, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Clarksville, and Spring Hill, Tennessee