Memorial Day 2020

Written by Zachery Adam

May 25, 2020

Memorial Day 2020

Memorial Day 2020: A Look at the Past and How to Celebrate Today

This year has been very strange so far and it may not get any less strange in the months to come. That means this Memorial Day 2020 will come and go without big family cookouts or local parades. But that doesn’t mean you can’t honor or celebrate the day. Let’s take a look back at the history of Memorial Day and what you can do this year to make a difference.

The Origins of Memorial Day

The holiday was once known as Decoration Day and began after the Civil War. However, it was not made into a federal holiday until 1971. On an informal basis, it marks the beginning of the summer in the United States.

But the history of the holiday is really about remembering veterans who have died. Many families honor the day by visiting cemeteries to celebrate the lives of their loved ones. In many cities, parades or picnics are held to bring the community together.

Honoring Memorial Day 2020 at Home

One thing we know about 2020 is that the parades and large-scale picnics we knew our entire lives are not going to be held. As shelter-in-place orders are extending throughout the country, people will still need to stay at home with only their immediate household or much smaller groups. That means long-time family traditions may need to be interrupted to help keep the spread of COVID-19 at bay.

But that doesn’t mean you have to let the day go by without observance. If you have children at home, have them do an age-appropriate project to research a family member who served or a famous member of the U.S. military. You may also want to have a small memorial service at home for anyone you would normally recognize on the day.

And keep in mind that the state’s recommended Phase-1 guidelines that went into effect on May 8th now allow you to gather in groups of 10 or fewer. This may make you feel more comfortable to invite or visit just a few close friends or family members as long as you continue to practice safe social distancing.

Ways You Can Help in the Community

While we may not be able to get out and volunteer in the ways we would like or are used to, you can still honor the community this Memorial Day from the security of sheltering in place.

        •         Donate the money you’re not spending on typical expenses to local charities.
        •         Make masks and donate them to members of the community who might not have access.
        •         Volunteer to help a neighbor who may not have the resources to get meals or groceries.

Pay It Forward

While we’re all anxious to get back out into the community, we do have to be safe about it. Even if we feel healthy, we have to be concerned about the most vulnerable people we may come into contact with. But that doesn’t mean you have to shutter and avoid. Instead, use this time to pay it forward.

Buy gift cards to local businesses to use at a later date. Send the money you would have spent at your barbershop or hairstylist to them without any expectation of services. The more you can do to lift the community, the better off we will all be when we can emerge to a new Asheville.  Give us a call.

Top 10 Cleaning Products for Your Home Today

Top 10 Cleaning Products for Your Home Today

Top 10 Cleaning Products for Your Home Today Cleaning products are a big topic of conversation these days. Now, more than ever, we’re looking at bottles and ingredients to see if the products we’re using can kill coronavirus and other nasty germs. Here at GoPrime of...

read more

Recent Blogs

Buying and Selling Homes at the Same Time

Buying and Selling Homes at the Same Time

Buying and Selling Homes at the Same Time If you currently own a home but are looking at selling it to buy a new home, how exactly do you navigate that process? There are so many moving parts of buying and selling homes from your own financing to that of the other...

Student Loans: Where Are We Now?

Student Loans: Where Are We Now?

Student Loans: Where Are We Now?  According to a piece by Time Magazine in the summer of 2019, 44 million Americans are currently drowning in student loan debt. The number at that time was an unfathomable $1.5 trillion. So what does this mean for literally everyone?...

Making Mortgages Sexy

Making Mortgages Sexy

Making Mortgages Sexy  At GoPrime Mortgage of West Asheville, we have long said that it’s our goal to make mortgages sexy. But what does that mean? We know that buying a house is, for lack of a better word, sexy. It’s exciting and thrilling to walk through a home and...

About Us

How we can help you

Although labeled an independent mortgage lender, GoPrime Mortgage, Inc. is not a one-man operation. Zachery Adam and his Team has the support of a streamlined operation, with professionals who assist in every phase of the loan process. His team includes an appraisal vendor, loan processors, underwriters, closers and even the CEO or president if needed. When you choose to work with Zachery, you get the support of his team as well.

Zachery Adam

It’s important to Zack that he and his team are approachable and can provide assistance to home buyers who are often inundated with misinformation about the financial picture and mortgage options. In an automated culture reliant on digital communication, it’s time to put the human element back into these conversations. He could never be behind the scenes.

When you apply securely online with GoPrime Mortgage, Inc., we will contact you within 24 hours or less.

We want to be more than your mortgage lender.

The company, like Branch Manager Zachery Adam, wants to become the go-to destination for people who have questions about real estate financing and the mortgage application process. Applying for a mortgage can be a frightening process at a bank. GoPrime Mortage, Inc. aims to keep the process simple.

Our mission is to:

  • Provide holistic mortgage planning for every customer
  • Offer simple, strategic solutions for all homebuyers
  • Supply reliable services for real estate investors
  • Educate the public on the mortgage process
  • Keep the mortgage process simple for all customers
  • Inform real estate agents of the latest mortgage news

In short, GoPrime Mortgage, Inc. will provide complete, inclusive mortgage solutions that are educational, transparent, honest and sincere. No other bank or independent mortgage lender can beat the service and prices — the complete package — that GoPrime Mortgage, Inc. offers.


Let's Get Started

Contact Info

862 Haywood Road Asheville, NC 28806


Enjoy a mortgage process built for the modern world.

Borrowers can easily complete a loan application, upload supporting documentation, eSign disclosures, and monitor the status of their loan — in a single, easy-to-use location.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share this post with your friends!