No matter what you're doing Memorial Weekend, we hope you'll take a few minutes to remember those who gave their lives so we can play. If you wanna do something patriotic that's a nice little road trip, and within driving distance (or an ez 1 hr flight), I highly recommend hitting Washington, DC and taking in Rolling Thunder, a motorcycle salute to the troops, especially those who are gone, or may still be in captivity.
Not only is our National Mall a place that every American should see at least once in their lifetime, but seeing it with 10,000 motorcylces rolling down Constitution and Independance Avenues over 5 hours...wow...nothing less than a moving, and even educational happening. And throw in all the museums on top of it...and hotels that are not nearly as expensive as NYC...it's a truly great family weekend.
The clip below is the view from behind the Lincoln Memorial, and the story of some Marines who take the time to salute cyclists as they go by. I hope you can watch all of it, but if not, don't miss the last two minutes...a nice view for Memorial weekend!