Memorial Day isn’t just the unofficial start of summer, the day many public pools open, and a time to gather around the BBQ with your loved ones. It’s most importantly a time to remember those who lost their lives while serving in the US military.
If you’re looking for a way to honor the day while also connecting with your audience, look no further. I’m sharing Memorial Day messages and greetings you can share on social media, in your emails, and more with customers, employees, and anyone who engages with your business online.
Before we get into it, here are a few tips to keep in mind as you choose or customize your Memorial Day greeting.
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Now that you have some basic tips and guidelines in place, let’s get into some messages you can copy and paste or customize for Memorial Day.
Here are some messages anyone can use to acknowledge Memorial Day.
Happy Memorial Day! May we never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
Enjoy the day with your loved ones, and don’t forget to think about those who served and sacrificed. Happy Memorial Day!
What’s your favorite Memorial Day tradition? We’ll be firing up the BBQ and taking a moment of silence to remember those who served at 3 p.m. Happy Memorial Day 🇺🇸
Today, we remember those who sacrificed so we could live in freedom.
This Memorial Day, we’re thankful for those who gave their lives while serving. And we’re thinking of those who have lost someone they love. Thank you for your sacrifice.
Did you know Memorial Day has been observed since 1868? We’re proud to continue honoring and remembering those who have served and sacrificed for our freedoms.
“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis
“Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.” – Mary Roach
“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.” – Anonymous
“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell
“You will never do anything in this world without courage.” – Aristotle
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Here are some Memorial Day messages businesses can use to discuss changing store hours, business closures, special offers, or well wishes.
In honor of Memorial Day, [Business Name] will be closed on Monday, May 29. You can always find us at [website URL]. We’ll reopen normal business hours on Tuesday, May 30. Have a safe and happy Memorial Day!
From all of us at [Business Name], we want to wish you a very Happy Memorial Day! We’ll be honoring this day with our friends and families, so we will be closed Monday, May 29. We’ll resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 30.
[Business Name] will be closing early on Monday, May 29, in honor of Memorial Day. Come see us from [business hours on Memorial Day] or during our normal business hours [normal business hours] on Tuesday.
From all of us at [Business Name], we wish you a Happy Memorial Day!
Wishing you a happy, safe Memorial Day from your friends at [Business Name]!
Stay safe this Memorial Day and enjoy time with your loved ones 🇺🇸
We’re celebrating this Memorial Day with a social media contest! Like our latest Instagram post highlighting our Memorial Day specials and tag a friend in the comments. Each tag is a separate entry. The winner will receive [insert prize here], and we’ll announce the winner on Instagram on June 1, 2023. The winner will also be notified via direct message, so make sure your DMs are open.
Don’t miss our Memorial Day special offer! Come see us Memorial Day weekend to get 35% off your purchase [or other promotion]. Veterans and active military get an extra 10% off on top of that!
We’ve created a special Memorial Day [product or service] in honor of this special observance. This [product or service] will only be available from [dates of active product or service], so don’t miss your chance to try it!
We have a couple of resources with social media posts and Instagram captions you can use this Memorial Day.
The last resource includes Memorial Day ideas as well as other May holidays you may want to feature on your social sites.
Many businesses are closed on Memorial Day. If that’s the case for your business and you’re looking for some messages to send your employees, look no further.
Monday, May 29, is a paid company holiday in honor of Memorial Day. We hope you enjoy this time with your loved ones and take a moment to rest and recharge. We’ll see you on Tuesday, May 30. Happy Memorial Day!
In honor of Memorial Day, [Business Name] will be closed on Monday, May 29. Enjoy this time with your loved ones, and we’ll see you relaxed and ready to go on Tuesday, May 30!
Thank you to all our employees for making [Business Name] so great and for keeping us open this holiday. We appreciate you today and every day, and we hope you have a Happy Memorial Day.
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These Memorial Day messages and greetings will help you connect with your audience, communicate important updates from your business, or simply serve as a reminder of why we celebrate at all.
Don’t forget to include a compelling image with your message (if applicable). We’ve curated some you can customize on Canva here.
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Stephanie is the Associate Director of Content for LocaliQ and WordStream. She has over 10 years of experience in content and social media marketing and loves writing about all things digital marketing. When she’s not researching the latest and greatest marketing news and updates, she’s probably watching reality TV with her husband, reading, or playing with her two pups.
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