Memorial Day Events- 2015 Fort Lauderdale, Fl This weekend, May 23-25 we celebrate the Memorial Day, a three-day holiday weekend. We will all agree, it is great to have this type of “mini vacation” ahead of us. Most folks plan family outings including traditional barbecues and trips to the glorious beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. It is good to take a break from the hustle of life in South Florida. It is celebration time! But I ask that you take a step back in quiet reflection. What is the true meaning of Memorial Day?