According to Newsweek.com, "These days, Memorial Day is celebrated with cookouts and parades, but Americans are encouraged to observe a moment of silence at 3 p.m."

In Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, one can observe the holiday in many ways, from ceremonies at the new location of the Military Heritage Museum or at William R. Gaines Jr. Park, to a 5- or 10K race to a pool party, car show, and more. Below is a list of the activities happening on Memorial Day, May 27, 2019.. 

2019 Memorial Day 10K and 5K Race Visit facebook.com/MemorialDayRace. May 27, 5:45–10:00 am. Laishley Park, 120 Laishley Ct., Punta Gorda

Memorial Day Shotgun Golf Tournament at Kingsway Country Club Visit facebook.com/KingswayCountryClub. May 27, 8:30 am–12:30 pm. 13625 S.W. Kingsway Cir., Port Charlotte

Memorial Day Golf Tournament at Boca Royale Golf and Country Club Search “Boca Royale Golf and Country Club” on Facebook. May 27, 9:00 am–2:00 pm. 1601 Englewood Rd., Englewood

Charlotte County Memorial Day Ceremony Ceremony at William R. Gaines Jr. Park followed by a reception at All-Star Sports Grill. Visit facebook.com/veteranexcursionstosea. May 27, 10:00–11:00 am. 20499 Edgewater Dr., Port Charlotte

Memorial Day Beach Bash Search “SWFL Mingling Events” on Facebook. May 27, 10:00 am–3:00 pm. N. Manasota Key Rd., Englewood

Memorial Day Ceremonies at the Military Heritage Museum Visit facebook.com/MilitaryHeritageMuseum. May 27, 11:00 am. 900 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda

Memorial Day Vintage Car Club Show at Fishermen’s Village Visit facebook.com/fishermensvillage. May 27, 11:00 am–2:00 pm. 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda

Memorial Day Cookout at Shell Creek RV Resort Visit facebook.com/ShellCreekRVResort. May 27, 11:00 am–2:00 pm. 35711 Washington Loop Rd., Punta Gorda

Memorial Day Weekend at Fat Point Visit facebook.com/FatPointBrewing. May 26, 11:00 am–10:00 pm and May  27, 2:00–10:00 pm. 611 Charlotte St., Punta Gorda

Memorial Day Pool Party at Perch 360 at The Wyvern Hotel Visit facebook.com/Perch360. May 27, noon–5:00 pm. 101 E. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda

Memorial Day at White Rabbit Saloon Visit facebook.com/TheWhiteRabbitSaloon. May 27, noon–8:00 am. 8282 Wiltshire Dr., Port Charlotte

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