In the northern hemisphere summer officially starts the 20th or 21st of June until the first day of the autumn equinox. But for many in the USA Memorial Day kicks off the summer for many, if not for all residence.
History notes that the first Memorial Day June 3, 1861 in Warrenton, Virginia. The first widely-publicized observance of a Memorial Day-type observance after the Civil War, was in Charleston, South Carolina, on May 1, 1865. In that same year, 1865 the federal government began creating national military cemeteries for those who died and were enlisted in the Union Army.
May 30th was the official chosen date to celebrate the fallen war veterans, and as the custom was and is to decorate the grave sites with flowers.
In 2010 Barack Obama stated that May 30th was selected as an appropriate date to memorialize all who have died while in the armed forces, as it coincides with the time when flowers are in bloom.
It’s only appropriate to get the grill fired up, as you can’t come together for good conversation and remembering times past without a good plate of food in your hand.
Here are some deliciously yummy recipes from Cook Plate and Fork to enjoy on your Memorial Day weekend or any day of the week.
This recipe is baked in the oven, but can be BBQ on the grill.
Just heat your grill, closing the lid to contain the heat.
Place the bacon wrapped chicken breast in an aluminum container and place that on the heated grill.
Keep in mind the meat will cook faster on the BBQ grill than in your electric oven.
You can also make some tacos on the grill with Mexican Marinated Steak Fajitas
If you haven’t a menu planned yet, we hope you enjoy these selections as part of your Memorial Day BBQ.
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