While Instagram might not be the first thing you think of when you think of Memorial Day, the social media platform is increasingly becoming the place to share tributes and holiday wishes throughout the year. While there's a lot I don't love about Instagram, I actually really enjoy that it allows users to spread more love overall. In the case of this holiday, you might find yourself reaching for one of these Memorial Day 2018 Instagram caption ideas to pay respect to those who served, because they deserve to be acknowledged and respected.
In the current political and cultural climate, Memorial Day can take on a slightly politicized air. But on Memorial Day, we're supposed to be remembering and celebrating the people who died in active military service. And whatever you believe about war or government or politics, we can all come together and honor people who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for their country. I don't personally have any relatives who have died in active duty, but I always think about both my grandfathers and my grandmother, who all served in World War II and almost never mentioned their experience. They were humble and honorable and stoic, and that's something that deserves our respect, too — so keep all soldiers who have served in their lifetime in mind (not just those we have lost) as you craft a Memorial Day post for Instagram.
Here are a few meaningful captions you might consider using this weekend, that really celebrate those who have served.