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Memorial Day in Washington DC - Much More than a Summer BBQ

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and while many of us enjoy the long weekend BBQing with friends and kicking off the warmer months, the holidays actually has a much more solemn meaning that can often be overlooked.  Before you enjoy you hot dogs and beer this weekend, keep some of these events in mind happening in Washington DC that will give you a better understanding of what this American holiday is all about.

Arlington National Cemetery – Right across the Potomac from 1331 Maryland, just a 15 minute ride from you apartment, is Arlington National Cemetery, our nation’s most famous military burial site. Visited by every sitting president and millions of others each year, the Tomb of the Unknown Solider is one of the most popular sites in the cemetery and home to a wreath ceremony each Memorial Day.

Union Meat Co – If you are planning on having a BBQ, then there’s one place in DC that you have to stop by before firing up a grill; Union Meat Co. Located in the Historic Eastern Market, less than 10 minutes from your 1331 Maryland apartment, this small business is actually pretty huge, and has been in business since 1946. Carrying a full line of beef, lamb, pork, veal and bison, they also carry limited cuts of specialty items that include elk, venison and imported Japanese Miyazaki Wagyu. After a stop at this local meat market, your Memorial BBQ will be the one everyone is talking about long into the summer.


Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington, VA


Union Meat Co

225 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003