If you haven’t fired up your RV for the first road trip of the season yet, there’s no better time to hit the road than Memorial Weekend. Not only do you get one extra day of vacation, you can cruise the country to some of these incredible national monuments to honor all of those who have served our country.
Korean War Veterans Memorial
If you’re headed to D.C. this Memorial Weekend, you can easily fill your travel schedule with visits to breathtaking national monuments. But one monument that should be on your must-see list is the Korean War Veterans Memorial — located within close walking distance of the Lincoln Memorial. The sculptures of soldiers walking in their rain gear, with their weapons in tow, is guaranteed to spark emotion and gratitude, and the black granite wall bearing the names and faces of those who served gives visitors a moment to reflect on the lives of those who were lost.
Fort McHenry National Monument
Cruise over to Baltimore this Memorial Weekend and pay a visit to the Fort McHenry National Monument. After surviving a 24-hour attack by the British in the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key was inspired to write our country’s national anthem “The Star Spangled Banner” just 8 miles out to sea from Fort McHenry. If you head over to the fort for Memorial Day, you’ll enjoy a celebration for the 200th anniversary of the national anthem.
Fort Sumter National Monument
Head down south to the place where the American Civil War began — Fort Sumter, South Carolina. When the war began on April 12, 1761, the Confederate army bombarded Fort Sumter in the Charleston Harbor. And just over a day later, the fort surrendered. Cruise to Charleston in your RV, then motor over to the island by tour boat or with your own vessel.
Find Your Summer Roadtrip Vehicle
When you’re in need of a new or used RV for your summer adventures, there’s no better place to shop than Beckley’s Camping Center in Maryland. Our certified staff can help you choose an RV that’s perfect for your lifestyle needs from our huge selection of motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels and pop-ups.
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