Greetings from the Outer Banks on a beautiful Memorial Day. The weather has been perfect for whatever outdoor activities you wanted to do all weekend and the unofficial start of summer has arrived. With all of the fun family summer activities it is easy to forget that this isn’t just a holiday weekend where we get an extra day with our families. This past week a letter to the editor from a veteran put it in great perspective for us here at Everything Outer Banks by saying we should rename this day – Memory day.
This week’s Memory Monday photo submission comes to us from Dee Anderson of Fredericksburg, Virginia who stayed with Outer Banks Blue last Memorial Day.
Swimsuit? Check. Sunscreen? Got it! Cooler? It’s packed. These essentials are on everybody’s list of what to take to the beach. But there are some popular gadgets available that you might also want to bring along to make your trip more fun and comfortable.
On this day that we pause to recall those who died while serving in the U.S. Armed forces we have only two words to sum up our feelings…
All the best from the beach!
The Duck Parade to Fireworks at the Beach!
The 4th of July is off and running again on the Outer Banks with a tremendous number of visitors on the beach, and a feeling of patriotism all around.
Memory Monday 5/27/13
Memorial Day Remembrance
It is a safe bet that most of us would rather lounge on the beach, fire up the grill in the back yard or enjoy a baseball game than dwell on the somber origins of Memorial Day. Living on the Outer Banks, with one of the largest concentrations of military in the world within 70 miles in Norfolk, VA, we locals constantly are reminded of the sacrifices of war as the evening news seems all too filled with reports of casualties overseas.