Some holidays find their beginnings in religion, celebrate an important historical person, or celebrate a particular day or world culture. Memorial Day is the only holiday that celebrates appreciation for and remembrance of the people who gave their lives defending our nation.
But we also celebrate Memorial Day as the official kick-off of Barbeque Season. The summer grill season begins as we honor our nation’s heroes. Get ready to warm up the coals, pull out the cooler, and create a fun summer spread with you family, friends and neighbors. A Memorial Day block party is a blast, even if your block is an apartment community. If you only see the neighbors when you are going to your car, it’s time to make some new friends.
Neighborhood Block Parties are a great way to meet your neighbors, enhance community spirit and build neighborhood unity. Although putting a Block Party together doesn't need to be difficult, it will definitely be more successful with neighborhood support and the sharing of the “host” responsibilities. Get everyone involved; make it pot luck and meet by the pool or in the picnic area. You’ll be surprised at the sense of community that will come from a block party.