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Your Memorial Day photos

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and we want to know how you are celebrating.

From beach outings to pool parties, parades and other Memorial Day remembrance events, to firing up the grill and spending time with friends and family, we want to see your photos.

Share them here, or on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #MemorialDayLI.

Looking for weekend ideas? You'll find plenty of great things to do around Long Island in our Memorial Day guide.

(Captions are submitted by readers who share their photos.)

Beach boys on duty. Over Memorial Day weekend,
Photo Credit: Heather Shrader (their mother)

Beach boys on duty. Over Memorial Day weekend, Ty, 7, and Cade, 5, look out over Hempstead Harbor from the lifeguard stand at Sea Cliff Beach. They are enjoying the end of a beautiful fun, fun, fun summer day.

Jones Beach Air Show.
Photo Credit: Kelly Main, West Islip

Jones Beach Air Show.

Jones Beach Air Show.
Photo Credit: Kelly Main, West Islip

Jones Beach Air Show.

Charlotte at the Air Show on Memorial Day.
Photo Credit: Kathy Stewart

Charlotte at the Air Show on Memorial Day.

Jones Beach Air Show.
Photo Credit: Kelly Main, West Islip

Jones Beach Air Show.

Memorial Day: Teaching my children.
Photo Credit: @pez_pod via Instagram

Memorial Day: Teaching my children.

Spencer relaxing and taking in the sunny weather

Spencer relaxing and taking in the sunny weather at Davis Park, Fire Island over Memorial Day weekend.

Congratulations, Veronica on this Memorial Day as the
Photo Credit: @fitmomoftwins_plus1 via Instagram

Congratulations, Veronica on this Memorial Day as the Farmingdale FD honored you with the Chief Robert Nolan Scholarship and Farmingdale remembered all those that have served this community, including your dad, Harry Sack #MemorialDayLI #HarryStrong #mayyoualwaysbeblessed

#MemorialDayLI
Photo Credit: @KennethArroyo

#MemorialDayLI

Sammy, 6, building a rock tower and then
Photo Credit: Sandra Tom Melville

Sammy, 6, building a rock tower and then attempting to knock it down in Montauk.

Tucker and Chloe showing love for their American
Photo Credit: Erin Egan from Seaford

Tucker and Chloe showing love for their American life. "American?...that's a cheese right?"

Tuskegee Red Tails! What an honor. Aston meets
Photo Credit: @em_mansell via Instagram

Tuskegee Red Tails! What an honor. Aston meets a hero. #memorialdayli

#MemorialDayLI
Photo Credit: @billhemberger via Instagram

#MemorialDayLI

Bike ride with my love! #MemorialDayLI #eisenhowerpark
Photo Credit: @ladiijoe via Instagram

Bike ride with my love! #MemorialDayLI #eisenhowerpark

This is how we do #MemorialDayLI 🤗 🇱🇷
Photo Credit: @ladiijoe via Instagram

This is how we do #MemorialDayLI 🤗 🇱🇷 #unclebacalas @unclebacala

Sparrow Park War Memorial, Sayville.
Photo Credit: Alan Quackenbush

Sparrow Park War Memorial, Sayville.

Madison, 7, and Sammy, 6, swimming in the
Photo Credit: Sandra Tom Melville

Madison, 7, and Sammy, 6, swimming in the pool at Rough Riders in Montauk for the first unofficial weekend of summer.

Veteran salutes Old Glory.
Photo Credit: Alan Quackenbush

Veteran salutes Old Glory.

Zoey and her first flag.
Photo Credit: Adam of Wantagh

Zoey and her first flag.

Watching the sunset in beautiful Port Jefferson!
Photo Credit: Kaitlin Saar, Smithtown

Watching the sunset in beautiful Port Jefferson!

This is Seamus on the boat celebrating Memorial
Photo Credit: Elyse Humphries, Bay Shore, NY

This is Seamus on the boat celebrating Memorial Day in his cute red life preserver!

Hunter is enjoying ice cream at the Mets
Photo Credit: Bryan Applebaum Merrick

Hunter is enjoying ice cream at the Mets game on Memorial Day!

Michael, Nico and Ava walking to the beach
Photo Credit: Melissa Burriesci, Westbury

Michael, Nico and Ava walking to the beach on Memorial Day weekend.

Victoria S. watching the Smithtown Memorial Day parade
Photo Credit: Kaitlin Saar, Smithtown

Victoria S. watching the Smithtown Memorial Day parade and in beautiful Port Jefferson watching the sunset!

Memorial Day-ready styled by Gretchen!
Photo Credit: Alexandra Presti

Memorial Day-ready styled by Gretchen!

Central Islip Memorial Day Parade.
Photo Credit: Paul V. Ryan

Central Islip Memorial Day Parade.

A doodle enjoying the start of summer and
Photo Credit: Corey Silverman

A doodle enjoying the start of summer and the Memorial Day holiday!

Kennedy Rose celebrating her first Memorial Day.
Photo Credit: Shannon, Centereach

Kennedy Rose celebrating her first Memorial Day.

James Lukas, of the Long Island Sharks, knocks
Photo Credit: Jessica Lukas, Manorville

James Lukas, of the Long Island Sharks, knocks in an RBI to help the Sharks battle in the LSW Sports Memorial Day Tournament at Duck Pond Park in Seaford. He is wearing his stars and stripes socks in honor of all those have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

James Lukas, of the Long Island Sharks, pitches
Photo Credit: Jessica Lukas, Manorville

James Lukas, of the Long Island Sharks, pitches in the LSW Sports Memorial Day Tournament at Duck Pond Park in Seaford. He is wearing his stars and stripes socks in honor of all those have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Long Island Sharks 9U Baseball Team, at the
Photo Credit: Jessica Lukas (Manorville)

Long Island Sharks 9U Baseball Team, at the LSW Sports Memorial Day Tournament in Seaford, on Sunday, May 29, 2016.

Airshow at Jones Beach on Sunday, May 29,
Photo Credit: Maksim Rakitin, Nesconset, NY

Airshow at Jones Beach on Sunday, May 29, 2016

Airshow at Jones Beach on Sunday, May 29,
Photo Credit: Maksim Rakitin, Nesconset, NY

Airshow at Jones Beach on Sunday, May 29, 2016

Airshow at Jones Beach on Sunday, May 29,
Photo Credit: Maksim Rakitin, Nesconset, NY

Airshow at Jones Beach on Sunday, May 29, 2016

Happy Memorial Day! Home of the free because
Photo Credit: Michelle, Kings Park

Happy Memorial Day! Home of the free because of the brave!

Rosina Wickham shares a quiet moment with her
Photo Credit: Paula Wickham, Copiague

Rosina Wickham shares a quiet moment with her grandparents at Calverton National Cemetery on Sunday, May 29, 2016.

Madison, 7, and Sam, 6, at the rocky
Photo Credit: Sandra Tom Melville

Madison, 7, and Sam, 6, at the rocky beaches of Montauk for the unofficial start of summer weekend (Memorial Day).

Dad Mike, Madison, 7, and Sammy, 6, on
Photo Credit: Sandra Tom Melville

Dad Mike, Madison, 7, and Sammy, 6, on the outskirts of the Montauk lighthouse during Memorial Day weekend.

Friday May 27, 1951 Blue Angels
Photo Credit: Ted Richman Jericho

Friday May 27, 1951 Blue Angels

Amelia Moran, 7, of Garden City, enjoys the

Amelia Moran, 7, of Garden City, enjoys the waves at Point Lookout Beach this weekend.

Madeline Rose Sokolowski (her 2nd birthday Saturday) in

Madeline Rose Sokolowski (her 2nd birthday Saturday) in awe of the Blue Angels

WB Pack 175 Cub Scouts honoring an unknown

WB Pack 175 Cub Scouts honoring an unknown soldier with a prayer and flags

Flag Placement and Honoring those who are serving

Flag Placement and Honoring those who are serving and did serve

Honoring our heroes, Peter Stein, 9, and Kole
Photo Credit: Katherine Stein, Medford

Honoring our heroes, Peter Stein, 9, and Kole Gordon, 9, of Pack 543 placing flags at the graves in Calverton National Cemetery. May 28, 2016

Standing in field 4 Jones Beach near the
Photo Credit: Paul

Standing in field 4 Jones Beach near the entrance to the tunnel

The Moran family waiting for the fireworks show

The Moran family waiting for the fireworks show to begin at North Hempstead Park. The day was all about family.

Jocelyn, 12, and Michaela, 16 months, placing flags
Photo Credit: Lynne Alba, Islip Terrace

Jocelyn, 12, and Michaela, 16 months, placing flags at Calverton National Cemetery

Blue Angels wrapped in the American Flag at
Photo Credit: Peggy Hoffman Mineola

Blue Angels wrapped in the American Flag at the Jones Beach airshow

The Blue Angels were really, really LOUD!
Photo Credit: Laura Fratti, Valley Stream

The Blue Angels were really, really LOUD!

That's my daughter in the water...

That's my daughter in the water...

Airshow
Photo Credit: Jim Fogarty

Airshow

Jaime Ferrara age 12. Dancing at Davis Park
Photo Credit: Jennifer Ferrara , Patchogue

Jaime Ferrara age 12. Dancing at Davis Park

Gavin and Payton Anci enjoying the sunset in
Photo Credit: Amie Anci

Gavin and Payton Anci enjoying the sunset in Port Washington on Friday night.

Donald McNeilly IV (Tiger Scout) saluting his great-grandfather
Photo Credit: Donny McNeilly III, Lindenhurst

Donald McNeilly IV (Tiger Scout) saluting his great-grandfather and namesake Donald McNeilly Sr. after planting a flag at the Long Island National Cemetery for Memorial Day weekend 2016

Mother and child looking at sunset at Setauket
Photo Credit: Maria Hoffman from Setauket

Mother and child looking at sunset at Setauket Harbor.

My grandson Jake standing outside the fence at
Photo Credit: Lori Milton, East Patchogue

My grandson Jake standing outside the fence at Republic Airport right after the Blue Angels had landed...

Sailboat Haleakala helmed by Capt. John Bono frames
Photo Credit: Peggy Hoffman Mineola

Sailboat Haleakala helmed by Capt. John Bono frames two of the Blue Angels at the Jones Beach Airshow

Gieco SkyTypers in Action
Photo Credit: Tom Reese, Smithtown

Gieco SkyTypers in Action

Gieco SkyTypers in Action
Photo Credit: Tom Reese, Smithtown

Gieco SkyTypers in Action

Patriotic puppies

Patriotic puppies

Cub Scout Flag Placement at Calverton National Cemetery.
Photo Credit: AnnMarie Barbieri, Bohemia

Cub Scout Flag Placement at Calverton National Cemetery. Thank you for your service!

Kids enjoying the beach & a fly by
Photo Credit: Mike Blander Patchogue

Kids enjoying the beach & a fly by at Jones Beach Air Show rehearsal May 27, 2016.

Jones beach air show day 1
Photo Credit: Joe, Massapequa

Jones beach air show day 1

The Blue Angels circle the Jones Beach Tower.
Photo Credit: Peggy Hoffman Mineola

The Blue Angels circle the Jones Beach Tower.

Heritage flight: F16, trainer, and F35

Heritage flight: F16, trainer, and F35

Blue Angels buzz the Jones Beach Tower.
Photo Credit: Peggy Hoffman Mineola

Blue Angels buzz the Jones Beach Tower.

Man on dock at Northport.
Photo Credit: Harvey Ravitch, Huntington Station

Man on dock at Northport.

13-Colony flag in Huntington.
Photo Credit: Harvey Ravitch, Huntington Statio

13-Colony flag in Huntington.

Man in boat with granddaughter watching.
Photo Credit: Harvey Ravitch, Huntington Statio

Man in boat with granddaughter watching.

The Canadian Snowbirds soar over the pride of

The Canadian Snowbirds soar over the pride of the ol' red, white and blue. May 27, 2016

Woman on pier relaxing.
Photo Credit: Harvey Ravitch, Huntington Station

Woman on pier relaxing.

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