Memorial Day Weekend is the official kickoff to summer and a time to remember and honor those who died defending the country.

So what do you have planned? We’re going to give you some great activities along with our never-ending safety tips.
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There are two recent recalls that can affect your BBQ spread. Honeyville Honey Barbeque Sauce was recalled due to undeclared anchovies. The product was distributed nationwide through various wholesalers and Internet sales. Consumers are urged to return them to the place of purchase or discard them immediately. For product details and company contact information, please click here.
Additionally, sorbet ice cream was recalled due to undeclared milk. This sorbet has been sold in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia. Consumers that have a milk allergy or that are concerned about the recalled product should return it to Harris Teeter for a full refund. Flavors include Lemon, Raspberry, Mango, Coconut, and Orange. For product details and company contact information, please click here.
Now on to the fun stuff! Memorial Day Weekend is full of fun activities revolved around eating food, being outside, and being with family and friends. have a safe memorial day, safe bbq tips for memorial day, how to have a safe memorial day with family, invite family over for a safe memorial dayWhether you’re BBQing in your backyard or heading to the nearest beach, you should always be on the cautious side. Be sure to follow these steps when lighting up the grill for those burgers and dogs.
Given the option, I prefer the ocean to a pool but that’s unfortunately a rare occurrence. Regardless, while swimming you should always be aware of your safety and those around you. Refer to these pool safety tips for a refresher as people are eager to jump into the freshly opened pools.
To encourage the outdoor fun, some towns provide parades or firework shows to get the community together.  This is a time to come together with those you care about, keep them safe, have fun, and of course, pay tribute to those who died in the line of service.
What are your plans for this Memorial Day Weekend? Busting out your favorite white pants? Share your story with us in the comments!

 

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