60 Best Memorial Day Instagram Captions To Kick-Start Your Summer

Tamara Fuentes
Photo credit: Margaret Flately/Seventeen
Photo credit: Margaret Flately/Seventeen

From Seventeen

Memorial Day is finally here, which usually means barbecues, tons of sun, and the start of summer. As school starts to finally wind down, plans of heading out to the beach or just having a good time with friends are starting to be made before finals and goodbyes happen. While we don't know how we'll be able to celebrate Memorial Day this year, as the Coronavirus pandemic has put many events on pause, the long weekend is the unofficial start to summer — and that's definitely something worth posting about.

No matter what you end up doing, you'll likely be posting at least a selfie or some pics over Memorial Day weekend. If you're looking for the perfect words to accompany your pics from the long weekend, here are the best Instagram captions for Memorial Day Weekend.

Cute Captions

"No matter how tough things get, we can't forget that we're free."

"Leave no soldier behind. Leave no soldier unremembered."

"I'm all about this sunshine."

"Don't worry, beach happy."

"Tans fade but memories are forever."

"Young, wild and free."

"Seas the day."

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

"In memory of many, in honor of all."

"The kickoff to summer begins now."

"Bravery never goes out of fashion."

"Paradise found."

"Life is made of small moments like this."

"If it involves fireworks, summer nights, barbecues, alcohol, and freedom, count me in."

"Girls just wanna have sun."

"Sparklers mean it's finally summer."

"Life is better when you’re under the sun."

"Family and friends are the key ingredient for the perfect barbecue."

"I'm in a summer state of mind."

Funny Captions

"Can't wait to hang with my grill friends."

"How many ways can I make the weekend longer?"

"Good times and tan lines."

"Red, white, and (coffee) brew."

"Sun's out, grills out."

"Grillin' and chillin'."

"I like the taste of freedom."

"I like big buns, and I cannot lie."

"Do I have to go back to class? I thought it was summer already."

"Sunsets > Netflix"

"Vacation mode is on."

"The long weekend that I wish was lasted a week."

"Where there is a home, there is a barbecue."

"What do you mean I still have homework? It's summer!"

"Hanging out with my yankee doodle doggy."

Quote Captions

“To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” — Nelson Mandela

"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." - Joseph Campbell

"They loved their country so deeply, so profoundly, that they were willing to give their lives to keep it safe and free." – Barack Obama

"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." — John F. Kennedy

"There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country." — Nick Lampson

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

"Never was so much owed by so many few." – Winston Churchill

"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

"Veterans are a symbol of what makes our nation great, and we must never forget all they have done to ensure our freedom." — Rodney Frelinghuysen

"Patriotism is like charity; it begins at home." — Henry James

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

Music Lyric Captions

"Summer loving had me a blast. Summer loving happened so fast." — Grease, "Summer Nights"

"Now it's time to free me from the chain. I gotta find that peace." — Lady Gaga, "Stupid Love"

"This land was made for you and me." — Woody Guthrie

"Land of the free and the home of the brave." — US National Anthem

"From every mountainside, let freedom ring." — Samuel F. Smith, 'My Country, 'Tis of Thee'

"Red, white, blue's in the skies, summer's in the air and baby, heaven's in your eyes.
I'm your National Anthem." — Lana Del Rey, 'National Anthem'

"We are the new Americana." — Halsey, 'New Americana'

"It's a party in the U.S.A." Miley Cyrus, 'Party in the U.S.A.'

"Tonight, we are young, so let’s set the world on fire, we can burn brighter than the sun." — Fun., 'We Are Young'

"And I'm proud to be an American. Where at least I know I'm free. And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me." — Lee Greenwood, 'God Bless the U.S.A.'

"Our love was made in the U.S.A." Demi Lovato, 'Made in the U.S.A.'

"New York to East California, there's a new wave coming I warn you. We're the kids in America."Kim Wilde, 'Kids in America'

"Now I can see it in her eyes, fireworks." Drake, 'Fireworks'

"My youth is the foundation of me, living life as an American teen." Khalid, 'American Teen'

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