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Memorial Day and Social Media

Memorial Day and Social Media

By Ashley Schultz Rosson

             For many in the U.S., Memorial Day Weekend marks the start of summer. Three-day weekends with pool parties, BBQ and family gatherings have been a tradition for decades for many American families. Yet, we often forget the real reason for Memorial Day, it is a day of remembrance for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the American military. We often forget when we are posting on social media, with #hashtags #Happy Memorial Day, that it is not a happy holiday. For many Americans, this is a painful day of remembrance. If you do not have anything to say, bow out of posting your BBQ on Memorial Day weekend. Thank your veterans, and remember those who have fallen.

Memorial Day 2013

Five Quick Memorial Day Posts for Social Media Courtesy of

Amid all the celebration of the unofficial start of summer, don’t miss the opportunity to educate your community about the true meaning of this day of remembrance. And don’t confuse it with Veteran’s Day, there is a difference between the two.

Here are five engaging posts to repurpose across your social media channels on the last Monday in May. We wanted to make it easy for you to get out of the office on time Friday (and avoid a #MemorialDayFail.)

1. This #MemorialDay we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country and to their families. #WeRemember

2. Memorial Day is a great day to enjoy time with friends and family, but the holiday has a deeper meaning. #WeRemember those who gave their lives for our freedom.

3. For our freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom to worship, freedom to assemble, freedom to petition, freedom of the press and more. On #MemorialDay, we remember those who gave their lives, so we could live free.

4. While it is always appropriate to thank those who serve our country, let’s not confuse Memorial Day with Veteran’s Day. Today we remember those who died in service to our country. #WeRemember #MemorialDay

5. Home of the free, because of the brave. On #MemorialDay, we honor and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Mother’s Day is also approaching. While we should honor our mothers every day, this is a day to do something extra special for her. I enjoy seeing photos of my Social Media friends and partners with their Mom’s and siblings and I know my Mom appreciates the shout out on this day! Show her some extra love on the 9th with a special message.

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