Classic cars and convertibles are a staple at Memorial Day Car Parades, which many Americans will be visiting today in memory of our soldiers. But, what makes these parades so much fun? What’s the appeal that keeps us coming back for more?
Reasons to Love Memorial Day Car Parades
Memorial Day is the holiday when we celebrate the fallen soldiers that have fought for our freedoms. We celebrate a patriotic start to the summer months by gathering with friends, eating good food and visiting local parades. It’s just as important in the American culture as Labor Day and 4th of July.
What could be more patriotic than our early cars and convertibles? Parading these vehicles down the street filled with local personalities is the perfect way to celebrate America. Although some parades involve more than classic vehicles, even some Jeeps and trucks. We wonder how long it will be until we see the Ford Lightning with an American flag during a parade?
Some American cities are honoring an age-old Memorial Day today. Since the holiday has been honored since 1868, there are some really old parades out there.
Some parades have just a few cars, in small-town USA. But, many of the parades found in larger holidays are filled with cars, veterans, drum corps, local sports groups and more. It’s a full parade, full of fun and excitement.
What’s best about a parade is that everyone can participate. Whether you are in the parade driving a classic car, throwing candy to little ones or cheering from the sidewalk, you are a part of the action.
How Do You Celebrate?
In some areas, you can find the fun extend beyond Memorial Day. Many cities have events happening all weekend long. Even if you can’t find excitement near you, it’s easy to create your own. Invite some of your closest friends and family over for a cookout. The good food and conversation will help you create new traditions as you honor our fallen.
Tell us what your favorite Memorial Day traditions are.