Memorial Day: What is the Significance of Memorial Day?

If you are an American, live in America, or are familiar with the American calendar, you must have heard of Memorial Day. But the question that begs an answer is, “what is the significance of Memorial Day?” 

This post will explain the importance of Memorial Day and how GodKulture plans to commemorate the holiday this year. 

Significance of Memorial Day

Memorial Day comes up once a year in the American calendar. The United States observes this holiday on the last Monday of May annually. Why do we celebrate this holiday?

We do so to honor men and women of the U.S. Military that died in service. This tradition followed the Civil War and was initially referred to as “Decoration Day.” On this day, veterans would take wreaths to decorate graves of the fallen heroes.

Significance of Memorial Day

Most Americans consider this holiday the soberest on the calendar, and they aren’t distant from the truth. It is a day we remember the sacrifices of our heroes past, making it one of the most important holidays on the calendar. This year’s Memorial Day holds on May 30.

Different Memorial Day Traditions

Memorial Day became an official holiday in 1971. Since then, several traditions have come up to celebrate this holiday. We will look at some of them in this section.

Parades 

Many towns and cities across the U.S. host parades each year to commemorate Memorial Day. These parades involve members of different veteran organizations and serving military personnel. You will find the largest parades in Washington D.C., New York, and Chicago.

Visits to cemeteries

Americans also take some time to visit cemeteries on Memorial Day. Veterans and other individuals take wreaths and flowers along to decorate the graves of fallen heroes. You will find some individuals wearing red poppies to remember the fallen soldiers. This tradition began with a poem themed after the First World War

Trips and parties

Not everyone wants to be somber during this holiday. Some people prefer to hang out with friends and family at parties. They may also organize barbecues or go on leisure trips to visit new locations. Why shouldn’t they? After all, there’s a whole weekend before this holiday that unofficially signifies the beginning of summer.

How GodKulture Plans to Commemorate Memorial Day 2022

As mentioned earlier, Memorial Day 2022 comes up on May 30. GodKulture will not be left out of this year’s celebration. We plan to hold our annual Inter-Church Sports Competition on this date. This is the fourth edition of the competition, and it is one you should look forward to.

What activities can you engage in at this year’s event? GodKulture has lined up several exciting events for every attendee. Some of them include:

  • National Anthem
  • Worship Concert
  • Picnic
  • Soccer Tournament
  • Prayer for Chicago
  • Volleyball
  • Flag Football
  • Chess
  • Video games, etc.

The gates open at 9 am, allowing for pre-game and networking activities. We come together for Worship and Grill an hour later, leading us to the games proper at 11 am. From the list of activities, you will agree that you don’t have to be a sports enthusiast to participate in or enjoy this event. This brings us to another question, “who can participate in this year’s Inter-Church Sports Competition?”

  • Athletes and sports lovers.
  • Church soccer teams.
  • Businesses.
  • Every other person who wants to have fun and network with others.

How to Register for GodKulture’s Inter-Church Sports Competition

We can tell that you are already looking forward to celebrating Memorial Day with us at this event. If this is the case, then you need to register immediately. Several registration options exist, and we will consider each one briefly.

How to Register for Memorial Day

General Admission

This category is open to every attendee. You can get a general admission ticket for free between now and the event date. Click here or email events@Godkulture.org to pick one of these tickets.

Sponsor Tables 

Do you run a business, and will you like to promote your products and services at the event? You can achieve this by picking up one of the Sponsor Table tickets for $250. Doing this gives you access to several benefits, including:

  • Access to a database with details of all attendees.
  • Placement of your brand logo on the communication and marketing resources at the event.
  • Distribution of your business flyers by our volunteers.
  • Announcement of your business as one of the sponsors.

Soccer Team Registration

If your church has a soccer team, you can register them to compete. Pick up a $400 soccer team ticket, and your team will participate in the eight-team soccer tournament. To qualify, your team should comprise eight players and some substitutes. However, you need to pick up the ticket early because there are limited slots.

Donations

Finally, you send in a donation to support this $10,000 project. We will deduct your registration fee from this contribution and add the rest to the program funds.

Conclusion

Now, you know the significance of Memorial Day and how GodKulture plans to celebrate this year’s holiday. Do you have any questions? Kindly drop them in the comments section or reach out to us via events@Godkulture.org

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