50 Memorial Day Captions That Capture the Spirit of the Holiday

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Ree Drummond got it right: "Memorial Day is delicious!" You have all the picture-worthy comforting American classics, like strawberry shortcakes, burgers, and macaroni salad. Heck, you can even make red, white, and blue cocktails if you don't like beer! Is your mouth watering yet?

Well, lucky for you, Memorial Day 2022 is just around the corner. The federal holiday offers a rare and special chance for so many families to spend much-deserved quality time together. It also marks a critical day of remembrance to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and freedom.

No matter how you decide to spend the day, take a moment to enjoy those first breaths of summer. And if you choose to post a celebratory pic to Instagram, you certainly wouldn't be alone! These Memorial Day captions exemplify the spirit of the holiday. Post a proud photo of family members who served with a patriotic quote, or pair a gorgeous pic of your Memorial Day desserts with a sweet caption like "U.S. of Yay!" Regardless of how you plan to spend the day or weekend, take a moment to make the memory last.

Patriotic Memorial Day Captions

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Photo credit: RgStudio - Getty Images
  • Don't forget to grab your stars!

  • Red, white, blue, and proud through and through.

  • American dreamin'.

  • American as apple pie!

  • We don't know them all, but we owe them all.

  • It's a party in the U.S.A.

  • Grateful to be young, wild, and free.

  • Happy to be in the red, white, and blue.

  • America the beautiful.

  • It's a red, white, and blue barbecue!

  • All gave some, some gave all.

  • Today is for the liberty-loving risk-takers who were dedicated to an ideal.

  • Land of the free, because of the brave.

  • May we never forget freedom isn't free.

  • Burgers and brews for the red, white, and blue.

  • I like the taste of freedom.

  • My patriotic heart beats red, white, and blue.

  • Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.

  • If it involves fireworks, BBQ, and freedom—count me in.

  • Bold stripes, bright stars, brave hearts.

  • Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.

  • God bless America, land that I love.

Cute Memorial Day Captions

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Photo credit: kali9 - Getty Images
  • Memorial Day starter pack: Hotdogs, swimsuits, and a couple of brews.

  • BBQ ready.

  • Tan lines fade but memories are forever.

  • Let your freak- I mean freedom flag fly!

  • Summer's in the air!

  • Vacation mode: On.

  • Hey Siri, play Bruce Springsteen.

  • I promise I put on sunscreen!

  • Not how do I get Tuesday off…

  • Worry less, grill more.

  • U.S. of Yay!

  • Summer begins now.

  • My Memorial Day: Sunshine, sandwiches, and spending time with the fam.

  • If you didn't grill, did your Memorial Day even happen?

  • Bye, bye to my sweet apple pie.

  • Beach you to it!

  • Spending the day with my babies and my besties.

  • Sun's out, hamburger buns out!

Patriotic Quotes to Use as Captions

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Photo credit: Rebecca Sue Laflam (Becky Sue) - Getty Images
  • "America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand." —Harry S. Truman

  • "Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it." —Mark Twain

  • "Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility." —Eleanor Roosevelt

  • "I am red and white and blue. These are colors that ring true." —Dolly Parton

  • "Freedom lies in being bold." —Robert Frost

  • "How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!"Maya Angelou

  • "Salute the ones who died / The ones that give their lives, so we don't have to sacrifice all the things we love." —Zac Brown Band

  • "Heroism doesn't always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes, small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history." —Mary Roach

  • "Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime." —Adlai Stevenson