When was Memorial Day first celebrated? On May 30, 1868, the first Memorial Day was observed by placing flowers on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers that had lost their lives in battle during the Civil War. Close to 5,000 participants helped to decorate the graves of the more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers who were buried there after a speech made by Gen. James Garfield made at Arlington National Cemetery. Since then Memorial Day has become a time-honored way to recognize the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces and given their lives to protect the Freedom American’s enjoy.
Today we celebrate with prayer, parades, backyard barbeques, picnics, family, friends and fun. And of course FOOD!
Want to add a little flare to YOUR Memorial Day Celebration? Here are THREE of BigChef’s appetizers that are sure to delight your guests:
Try our FRANKS In a BLANKET – All beef franks – cocktail size. Most popular winner!
PARMESAN CHEESE STICKS – Tasty Parmegiano Reggiano cheese puff twists are fun
and so tasty too!
AND THE SLIDERS MINI CHEESE BURGERS – THESE Small and deliciously irresistible cheese burgers are mmmm good!
And remember to fly the American Flag!