Early Summer in Lake Arrowhead

summerMemorial Day will be early this year—May 26. Lots of activities will be offered in Lake Arrowhead Village. But more on that later. First, we would like to mark the actual reason for the holiday by thanking all of the men and women who gave their lives while serving the U.S. Armed Forces.

Memorial Day is celebrated every year on the final Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. The Civil War claimed more lives than any conflict in U.S. history, requiring the establishment of the country’s first national cemeteries. By the late 1860s Americans in various towns and cities had begun holding springtime tributes to these countless fallen soldiers, decorating their graves with flowers and reciting prayers. In the 20th century, Memorial Day was extended to honor any and every American who died while in the military service. Despite scattered celebrations in small towns, it took three more years for the holiday to become widely observed.

At Belgian Waffle Works, we love Memorial Day not just because of what it stands for but also because it marks the unofficial start of summer. If you know anything about Lake Arrowhead, you are likely anticipating the season as much as we are! Here are a few reasons to get excited:

This summer and all year long, Belgian Waffle Works is a full-service family restaurant featuring 17 original specialty Belgian-style waffles, homemade soups, fresh market salads, gourmet sandwiches, juicy burgers, homemade breads, Espresso, Cappuccino, premium desserts, wine, beer, specialty drinks and more. In fact, this year, our menu will include fondue. Belgian Waffle Works’ waffles are made from an exclusive mix, which is available for sale onsite and online. Come join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You’ll be glad you did!