The Meaning Behind Memorial Day

With Memorial Day a week away, now is the perfect time to reflect on what Memorial Day truly is about, and how you can properly pay tribute to those that have served our country. While many use Memorial Day and the long weekend to throw a party with friends and family, it’s important not to forget the real meaning behind the holiday.

On Memorial Day, we respect the soldiers and veterans who are, and were courageous enough to stand up for causes bigger than them. On Monday, May 26th, we come together to honor and remember those that have served in our nation’s service.

It’s easy to forget the meaning and traditions behind Memorial Day, but this year you can make a difference. Along with throwing a party to commemorate the life of a veteran in your family, you can also participate in parades, as most cities and towns host a Memorial Day parade that incorporates military personnel and members of many veterans’ organizations. Visiting cemeteries and memorials to honor those that passed away is one of the ways you can best respect those veterans.

We at Flooring America celebrate our Veterans every day by teaming up with Pets for Patriots. Dedicated to bringing pets and service men together in a lifelong bond of mutual friendship, Pets for Patriots thrives on supporting current military and veterans. If you know any member of the military community who is looking to adopt an adult dog or pet, visit for more information.

How do you honor veterans on Memorial Day?

Celebrating Mom on Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day fast approaching on May 11th, now is the perfect time to start thinking of how you can pamper your Mother, Mother-in-Law, or Grandmother on her special day. While flowers are a practical and quick gift, something with meaning and thoughtfulness will make her day even better.

No matter how you celebrate your Mother, relieving burdens in her life is something any Mother can appreciate. Consider getting her carpets cleaned of all the spills that have accumulated over the years, or even better, replace the carpet for her. At Flooring America, we offer flooring that will fit your Mother’s needs and wants.

If flooring or a carpet cleaning aren’t needed, consider preparing a homemade Sunday brunch, or better yet, bring her breakfast in bed. The key is to pick a dish that you can prepare ahead of time so that you do not make noise in the morning. For a delicious breakfast you can prepare overnight, check out Martha Stewart’s Baked French Toast. Not only does this recipe look and sound decadent, but you won’t have to wake Mom in the morning to prepare this!

Regardless of how you pamper the ladies in your life this year on Mother’s Day, simply showing her how much you appreciate her is what truly matters.

How are you celebrating your Mother this year?