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Labor Day Activities in Memphis

Zoo

Visit the Memphis Zoo!

It’s no secret that Memphis, Tennessee is home to dozens of popular attractions that draw visitors from around the world. Attractions range from a cultural history to a legend’s personal home. Here are several incredible Labor Day activities in Memphis.

  • Beale Street – There are few places that provide a greater look at history and culture than Beale Street. Boasting attractions like the headquarters of Civil War General Ulysses Grant to the birthplace of rock ‘n roll, Beale Street has made a name for itself around the country. There are over two dozen clubs and shops as well, so those with little interest in the city’s history can grab a souvenir instead!
  • Mud Island River ParkMud Island River Park stretches five blocks and is designed to give guests a look at life on the Mississippi. Enjoy the scenic view of the Mississippi River and downtown Memphis and take a ride on the Swiss-built monorail system. Most visitors spend at least four hours at the park so plan accordingly!
  • Memphis Zoo – The Memphis Zoo is home to thousands of animals and puts on special events and exhibits throughout the year. That alone makes it a great place to spend a day! Throw in animal shows and rides as well for a vacation the kids will never forget.



Celebrating the King Holiday: Remembering MLK Jr.

MLK DayMartin Luther King, Jr. Day is right around the corner. On January 18th, we celebrate one of the most important men in American history. Known for his role in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s, Dr. King Jr. helped revolutionize the way we deal with race in this country.

The King Holiday is often considered a “teach-in,” a day in which to learn and remember. Individuals should strive to remember the deeds of Dr. King, but also to teach and learn as much as possible, according to the King Center. Attending seminars, reading books, participating in activism, and supporting minorities are just some of the many things you can do to remember Dr. King.

“We commemorate Dr. King’s inspiring words, because his voice and his vision filled a great void in our nation, and answered our collective longing to become a country that truly lived by its noblest principles,” reads the King Center website about the King Holiday.

MLK was a Baptist Minister and activist born in 1929. He earned his PhD in Systemic Theology from Boston University, and later led the Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped to found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He is the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Congressional Gold Medal. He is the author of Stride Toward Freedom (1958), Strength to Love (1963), and Where Do We Go from Here (1967). He was assassinated in Memphis in 1968.




Keep Holiday Decoration Safety in Mind This Year as You Deck the Halls

Happy HolidaysHoliday decorations may be one of the most festive and celebrated traditions of the year, but they can also be dangerous. Fireplaces, broken lights, and pesky pets can all cause problems. Avoid a decoration disaster this year by following these holiday decoration safety tips:

  • Keep natural trees far away from heat sources (especially the fire place!), or opt for an artificial, fire-resistant tree.
  • Be sure that none of your old lights have fringed wires before you reuse them.
  • When climbing a ladder to hang lights or other ornaments, have a spotter to help keep the ladder straight.
  • Always keep candles safely and reliable propped up with heavy holders.
  • Keep children and pets away from power outlets.
  • Similarly, remember that–while beautiful–poinsettias are poisonous when eaten, so keep any herbivorous pets away!

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