Memorial Day History
On May 5th, 1866, the citizens of Waterloo, New York closed businesses and decorated the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers and flags marking the first Decoration Day. Over one hundred and fifty years later, Decoration Day is observed as Memorial Day.
On this day we honor the brave and courageous men and women in the military who have sacrificed their lives defending our freedom and our country. The Memorial Day Bar-B-Que is a tradition filled with family gatherings and the aroma of sizzling hot dogs and burgers. With this post, I revive the tradition with my favorite healthy Memorial Day Keto BBQ Recipes.
At 3:00 pm on this day of remembrance, please take a moment of silence to pay your respects to our heroes.
Fun Memorial Day Quotes and More
I’d like to help keep the tradition. I am posting five quotes and a Memorial Day poem that are salutes to American soldiers. While we take a long weekend to relax and unwind, let’s not forget the reason why we observe this Memorial Day holiday. Enjoy!
Five of my favorite quotes for Memorial Day
- For love of country, they accepted death… ~James A. Garfield
- We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them. ~Francis A. Walker
- And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave. ~Joseph Drake
- These martyrs of patriotism gave their lives for an idea. ~Schuyler Colfax
- The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree ~Thomas Campbell
There is also a poem by Moina Michael that reads:
We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.
Keto for the Grill: Memorial Day BBQ Keto Recipes
Along with remembrance on Memorial Day, we BBQ. Consider adding a little flair to your BBQ menu, try one of these tasty Memorial Day Keto BBQ recipes. I have included fish, steak, pork and lamb chops to help keep the bang in the holiday fun. Whether you are doing keto or not, these will make your feast a little more special. So, review these recipes and get your shopping list prepared. You can serve these as appetizers or full-course meals.
Keto Steak Recipes
- Bourbon Marinated Flank Steak
- Chipotle Adobo Flank Steak
- Grilled Vegetable and Flank Steak Salad with Blue Cheese
Keto Pork Chops Recipes
Keto Lamb Recipe
Keto Fish Recipes
Keto Ribs Recipe
End these delectable dinners and your Memorial Day celebrations on a sweeter note. Try my Keto Chocolate Chips cookies.
Memorial Day BBQ Wrap up
Remember our heroes, celebrate freedom, and feast on Memorial Day! If you have an interesting family tradition or recipe, please share.
Here’s to a weekend of great BBQ and great eating with these Memorial Day Keto BBQ Recipes, Bon Appetit!