Memorial Day Weekend gives everyone extra time to gather with family and friends. (Gotta love 3-day weekends!) Nothing makes a get-together better than serving the best BBQ in Des Moines!
Holidays Are Better With BBQ
Invite the entire gang to meet you at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse or you can order everything to go and take a picnic-basket full of our hickory-smoked meats and homestyle side dishes to the local park or your own backyard. Simply give us a call and let us know what you’d like added to your to-go order.
We even offer catering in the Des Moines area and a “Bulk To Go Menu” which is available for pickup if you need to feed a lot of people. In some cases, if your order is over $100, it’s located in the Des Moines area, and we have at least 24 hours notice, we can even pack up our awesome Wobbly Boots BBQ delivery van and bring all of that yumminess to your door!
Memorial Day Fun Facts
Memorial Day does mean more than “just a great holiday to throw a BBQ party.” It is a federal holiday set aside every year to honor and remember all of the soldiers that fought for our country that are no longer with us. Wobbly Boots Roadhouse found some very interesting facts to share with you about this meaningful holiday.
- Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day, In the 1880s, veterans of the Civil War honored their fallen comrades by decorating their graves with flags and flowers.
- People began referring to it as Memorial Day in 1882, but there wasn’t a legal name-change recorded until 1967.
- For many years this holiday was officially observed on May 30. Congress decided that some holidays should always fall on a Monday to allow a 3-day weekend, so in 1971, the Uniform Monday Holiday Act came into effect, permanently moving Memorial Day to the last Monday in May.
- American flags should be flown at half-mast on Memorial Day, but only until noon. At that time they are immediately raised to full-staff until sunset. This way part of the day is reserved for remembering the fallen, and the rest of the day is for enjoying the freedoms that those people helped us to have.
- A wonderful tradition that few know about was made into a law by Congress in 2000. President Bill Clinton signed the National Moment of Remembrance Act which states that all Americans must pause at 3 pm, local time, and take a moment to remember the brave men and women that fought for our freedom. Happy Hour at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse begins at 3 pm on Mondays, which is perfect timing for raising a glass to those fallen heroes after a moment of silence.
However you decide to spend your Memorial Day Weekend, we hope that you stay safe and enjoy it with the people you care most about. If you get the chance, join us at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse. It’s always a lot more fun to be at work when you’re here with us!