Although summer does not officially begin until the end of June, we all know that Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer celebrations including cookouts, picnics and even pool parties for those of us with warmer weather. Whether you’re cooking for two or for a crowd, the following recipes are all taken from this website and have been proven to satisfy all ages! Thinking of all who lost loved ones fighting for the freedom of our great country. We will never forget your sacrifice. Memorial Day recipes follows poem…

Memorial Day
© 1999 by Michelle Keim,
Commander of Royersford VFW Post 6341 in PA.

As we stand here looking
At the flags upon these graves
Know these flags represent
A few of the true American brave

They fought for their Country
As man has through all of time
Except that these soldiers lying here
Fought for your country and mine

As we all are gathered here
To pay them our respect
Let’s pass this word to others
It’s what they would expect

I’m sure that they would do it
If it were me or you
To show we did not die in vein
But for the red, white and blue.

Let’s pass on to our children
And to those who never knew
What these soldiers died for
It’s the least we can do

Let’s not forget their families
Great pain they had to bear
Losing a son, father or husband
They need to know we still care

No matter which war was fought
On the day that they died
I stand here looking at these flags
Filled with American pride.

So as the bugler plays out Taps
With its sweet and eerie sound
Pray for these soldiers lying here
In this sacred, hallowed ground.

Take home with you a sense of pride
You were here Memorial Day.
Celebrating the way Americans should
On this solemnest of days.

Lemon Garlic Herb Chicken
Farro and Cherry Tomato Salad

Grilled Turkey, Spinach and Feta Burgers
Healthy Delicious Marinade for Steaks
The Perfect Pasta Salad
German Potato Salad
Lemon Poppy Seed Strawberry Shortcake
Elise’s Peachy Blueberry Buckle