The most memorable memory of Memorial Day is not necessarily the food.
It’s the conversation you had with your loved one and the words that came out of their mouths.
In the weeks and months following a memorial service, there is a lot of energy in the air.
For many, that energy can be overwhelming.
In many ways, it can be the most important part of a holiday.
The people who celebrate this day are not only the ones who remember the sacrifices of those who fought and died, but also those who have loved ones who have passed away.
The most profound moments are the ones that you and your family can experience, said Brittany Ahern, director of the American Memorial Association.
“They’re the moments when you remember what it was like to share a meal with your family, and those are the moments you’re going to remember the most,” she said.
“You have to make sure you’re not going to forget that you were with those people.”
This article has been updated to include information from the American Museum of Natural History.