1. Participate in the National Moment of Remembrance. The National Moment of Remembrance, established by Congress, asks Americans, wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day, to pause in an act of national unity for a duration of one minute.

2. Teach kids how to properly fold the American flag. This is a skill that surprisingly few Americans know how to do.

3. Visit a war memorial or veteran’s cemetery in your town. The United States National Cemetery System is a system of 147 nationally important cemeteries in the United States. Many of them need volunteers the week before Memorial Day to place flags on grave sites.

4. Send a care package to soldiers. If you don’t personally know anyone to send a package to, check here for helpful information.

5. Invite a military family over for the day. Military families are often living in an area where they might not know a lot of other families. Welcome them to your community by inviting them to your cookout.

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