We observe this day in honor of all the men, women and service animals that gave the ultimate sacrifice for us. We memorialize their name and recognize that they gave their life to protect ours and fought for the freedom we get to appreciate every single day. May their efforts never be forgotten as we are the home of the free because of the brave, thank you.
A long holiday weekend calls for some good BBQ and tasty grilled food.
The following are some grill hacks for an enjoyable, safe and yummy time:
- Forget using expensive cleaners to wash off your grill grate, simply cut an onion and rub across each rung. The acidity will cut though residual grease and actually leave the flavor for whatever your grilling
- Use your empty paper egg cartons to place your coals in for a charcoal fire, this will act as your fire starter and allows you to recycle items you would have disposed of anyway
- If kebabs are on the menu, soak the skewers in water for at least 15 – 30 minutes before using to avoid them getting burned on the grill and breaking off when you lift them up to eat
- Checking propane tank levels has never been easier, heat up some water (not boiling but warm) and run down the side of a cooled tank, then run your hand down that same side…where you feel that the tank goes from warm to cold will show you the level of propane left. Please remember to do this before turning on the tank for grilling.
Observed the last Monday in May, Memorial Day serves as a time to reflect on the brave men, women and service animals who have fought and passed while defending our country’s core values. Fighting to protect our citizen’s rights to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and freedom of speech, these heroic individuals made the ultimate sacrifice. While as of late Americans have celebrated this day by throwing barbeques, shopping closeout sales and traveling over long weekends, Memorial Day is meant as a time to reflect and honor members of the military who have passed while protecting us.
In honor of the fallen who have served our country!