Monday Madeleines – Memorial Day Thanks and a Summer Kickoff

by Mistina Picciano on May 28, 2012

Memorial Day begins the unofficial start of summer and gives us a chance to thank and honor the sacrifices of our armed forces personnel, past and present. Here’s a collection of tidbits to both celebrate the holiday and help get you fired up for summer. Take time to enjoy!


Fleet Week Kicks Off in NYC
Celebrate the dedication of our armed forces – specifically the US Navy and Marine Corps – with the kick off of Fleet Week 2012 in NYC. Thank you servicemen and women for your dedication and sacrifices. And thanks to Nathan Madsen (@N8Ma) for sharing this.

Coke Launches Aluminium Bottles for Olympic Games
In preparation for the upcoming 2012 London Summer Olympics, Coke rolled out limited edition commemorative aluminum bottles featuring the colorful Olympic spirit on one side and a refreshed classic Coke design on the other. Jessica Tighe (@jessicatighe) shared this one.

Summer Reading App: A New Way To Sell Books?
Need a summer escape but don’t have the vacation days to take a journey? Travel to faraway places with Free Press’ new summer reading iPad app and go on an adventure without leaving the comforts of home. Thanks to Amy Bromberg (@AmyRBromberg) for sharing the tip on making  summer reading more fun.

Summer Bucket List: Set a Goal for Family Fun
School is almost out and parents across the country are faced with the age-old question of “What to do with the kids this summer?” One way to address that dilemma is to create a summer bucket list for fun, quality family time. Thanks to Stacy Hilton (@OnlyForMyLadies) for sharing this idea.

Flip-Flop Report: Which Nationality Loves Nude Sunbathing?
Bet you’ll never guess. Steve Juba (@solotravelclubs) knows and now you can too.

Video of the Week
Here’s something to get you energized, in memory of the much too early passing of the Queen of Disco – Donna Summer.

Did you enjoy this edition of Monday Madeleines? What sorts of things are on your summer bucket list? Nude sunbathing? Getting caught up on your reading? Leave a comment and let us know. No over-sharing here. (But if you somehow cross that line, we’ll let you know.)

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