Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May to honor men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Military.
If you live in an apartment in Charlotte, NC and are looking for ways to show your gratitude to the women and men who've lost their lives while defending our country, then you have plenty of opportunities to do so in the Charlotte area this year.
Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day and originated in the years following the Civil War. It became an official federal holiday in 1971, and many Americans observe it by visiting cemeteries or memorials, at family gatherings and by participating in parades. It marks the unofficial beginning of summer.
Here is a list of Memorial Day events in the Charlotte and Lake Norman region on Monday, May 28, 2018:
- Mark the Memorial Day weekend by getting your groove on at Circle K Speed Street. Music and NASCAR converge in this annual festival that takes over the streets of Uptown Charlotte.
- The U.S. National Whitewater Center is hosting its annual Memorial Day celebration, which kicks off with a 9 a.m. Memorial Day Trail Race, followed by yoga sessions, performances and fireworks.
- Carowinds hosts Military Days, where active, inactive or retired service men and women can get free park admission with a valid military ID card. The event runs Sunday, May 27 through Monday, May 28, as well as Monday, July 2 through Sunday, July 8, 2018.