Memorial Day is almost here, and so we honor those brave men and women who gave their lives to protect and defend our country. Many will spend this holiday of remembrance and gratitude enjoying our beautiful beaches here in South Walton, as Memorial Day weekend also marks the unofficial start of South Walton’s summer vacation season.
Memorial Day was originally celebrated as Decoration Day and originated in the years following the Civil War which ended in 1865, claiming more lives than any other conflict in US history, establishing the need for our country’s first national cemeteries, including South Walton’s Historic Gulf Coast Cemetery.
If you’re visiting the beaches of South Walton this Memorial Day, we offer a variety of ways to celebrate the dedication of our fallen heroes:
While you’re enjoying our beautiful beaches this Memorial Day, let us not forget how all of this fun is possible by reflecting on those who have sacrificed their lives, our living veterans, and those protecting us today. We at Dune Allen Realty Vacation Rentals wish you and your family a safe and happy Memorial Day!