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Observe Memorial Day with a Few Good Deeds and a Well-Stocked First Aid Kit

by boiron on May 27th, 2011

Memorial Day was first observed on May 30, 1968 as “Decoration Day,” when flowers were placed on the graves of the Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. Over 140 years later, the tradition continues, and past and present U.S. soldiers are honored by this federal holiday on the last Monday in May. Here are a few service-oriented ways you can observe the holiday this year with your family and friends:

– Participate in the national moment of remembrance at 3 p.m. local time.

– Visit a local veterans’ cemetery or community war memorial.

– Fly the U.S. flag at half-staff from dawn until noon.

– Take baked goods or activities to a nearby veterans’ hospital.

– Create and send cards to soldiers overseas.

There are also many of us who use the Memorial Day holiday weekend to celebrate the start of summer with backyard barbecues and trips to the beach and our favorite campsites. But before you start the grill or pitch a tent, make sure your first aid kit is well-stocked with homeopathic medicines. Boiron’s line of Calendula topicals works great on skin irritations and burns. Calendula Lotion is ideal for soothing sunburn, the ointment helps to heal minor burns, and the gel works well on insect bites and minor cuts and scrapes. Overeating is always an issue at most Memorial Day picnics, so keep Nux vomica on hand. This popular single medicine relieves nausea, acid indigestion, hangovers, and most importantly, an upset stomach from overindulgence in food and drink. And when one too many volleyball and badminton games cause sore bodies, Arnicare Gel is a must-have. This non-sticky, non-greasy gel relieves muscle aches and stiffness without that medicinal smell.

No matter what you do this weekend, Boiron medicines will be there to nip those symptoms in the bud. From everyone here at Boiron, we wish you and your family a safe and healthy Memorial Day!

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