If you don’t have a soft spot for veterans who serve(d) in the armed forces, that’s just plain un-American. In the United States, Memorial Day also became synonymous with long weekends, live music shows and grilling out in the backyard, among many other holiday staples. There are dozens of festivals that are teeming with patriotic spirit and old-fashioned family fun to honor your fellow countrymen and women. While sporting your best red, white and blue outfit, prepare for grand celebrations involving massive parades, catchy tunes and mouth-watering food, for starters. The Memorial Day festival scene can go in several directions, and America is at the heart of each one.