White headstones in a cemetery decorated with American flags

What Memorial Day in Homer, Alaska, Means to Us

At the Driftwood Inn, Memorial Day in Homer, Alaska, is more than a three-day weekend. We believe it’s important to observe this day for what it is — a chance to honor military personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The saying “Freedom isn’t free” rings especially true on this day as we remember the brave men and women who paid the ultimate price fighting for our freedom. Check out a few ways we like to honor their service below!  

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How to Spend Memorial Day in Homer, Alaska 

Thank a Military Veteran 

We love all our former and active–duty military personnel in Homer. While we can’t directly thank those who have already passed, we don’t miss an opportunity to thank the living for their service! The easiest way to show your gratitude is to thank the veterans close to you, like friends and family. Another great way to thank a military veteran in Homer is to write a letter to the American Legion Post 16 in Homer. Or send them a message on Facebook messenger. The guys and gals over at the Post would love to hear from you!   

Educate Yourself  

The closest military cemetery to Homer is Fort Richardson National Cemetery in Anchorage, Alaska. It’s common practice to leave flowers, American flags, and other keepsakes next to the headstones of the fallen soldiers on Memorial Day. However, in place of a visit to the cemetery, read up on the site’s history to educate yourself about its significance. After all, knowledge is power! 

Spend Time with Friends & Family 

Traditionally, Memorial Day is spent with friends and family socializing, grilling, and enjoying signature American dishes. We don’t want people to forget what the day is about, but it’s also important to spend it with those you love. Enjoy American cuisine at local Homer, Alaska, restaurants

To see how our small town observes other holidays and special occasions, check out our favorite Homer, Alaska, events!  

Stay at The Driftwood Inn  

Consider a stay at the Driftwood Inn if you’re spending Memorial Day in Homer, Alaska. We have a variety of lodging options to suit your needs! Choose from Modern LodgesOld Town CottagesWoodside Lodge SuitesHistoric Inn RoomsTiny Houses, and an RV Park. You can even watch our resident Bald Eagles as they soar across the sky! We welcome visitors from across the nation to spend the weekend with us honoring brave men and women who fought for our freedom.  

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