2014 Memorial Day Events

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell

Memorial Day 2014 is on Monday, May 26th. This is a time used to honor and remember those who passed away while serving in the military. There are a variety of events this weekend and on Monday that you can attend in order to show your support. Along with this time of remembrance, Memorial Day is often seen as the unofficial start of summer travel. People use this time to host picnics, sporting events, family gatherings, and take short vacations. Learn about some sporting events and family activities that you can participate in this weekend!

Memorial Day Sports

Indy Car Racing

One of the sporting events that is taking place this weekend is the Indianapolis 500. This race has been billed as “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” ever since the inaugural race in 1911. See of the race traditions here: Indy 500 Traditions.

The schedule for this weekend is as follows:

People tend to look forward to this sporting event throughout the whole month and there are so many events to participate in while they wait for the final race! Check out the 2014 Month of May at Indianapolis video:

Use download code INDR in your Hertz NeverLost device when you rent a Hertz vehicle!

Professional Basketball

Another popular sporting event that has been taking place, is the NBA Playoffs. Following a couple of games this weekend, the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat will face off in Game 4 on Monday for Memorial Day. There’s no game tonight, but the Pacers and Heat will play Game 3 tomorrow and the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma Thunder will play on Sunday. As you follow the schedule, keep these download codes in mind in case you’ll be local for the games and other events:

  • NBOT – NBA Conference Finals – Oklahoma City Thunder
  • NBMH – NBA Conference Finals – Miami Heat
  • NBIP – NBA Conference Finals – Indiana Pacers
  • NBSS – NBA Conference Finals – San Antonio Spurs

Watch the 2014 NBA Playoffs Promo video:


Don’t forget that you have the chance to win a $25 Visa gift card by voting for Indy Car Racing or Basketball as your favorite activity in our Tug of War contest on Facebook! Click here to vote: Memorial Day Tug of War Contest
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Memorial Day Activities

Whether you’re interested in attending a parade or making your own crafts, there’s plenty of stuff for everyone to do this weekend!

Do you need to find a way to entertain young children this weekend? Check out these Memorial Day Crafts, Projects, and Worksheets that are appropriate for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school children.

Will you be in the nation’s capital this weekend? If so, you can honor our fallen heroes with 10 Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Washington, DC.

Are music festivals your thing? A variety of festivals have already taken place in preparation for summer, but this weekend will bring a few more to the lineup! Click through the slideshow (starting with Chicago) to find out what festivals could be in your future this summer! See them here: The 10 Best Music Festivals Through Memorial Day Weekend.

Planning to travel? Make sure to read this article, “Crowds, cops, mostly good weather: It’s Memorial Day!

Now, watch this video of the “perfect sentiment as we acknowledge our brave service men and women this Memorial Day.”


Have a great weekend and be safe traveling!

Melissa Woodring 🙂

 

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