The words “Memorial Day” conjure visions of long weekends and laid-back barbecues, but the history of this holiday is far more serious.
It started organically, as the families of soldiers who died during the American Civil War held springtime tributes to their fallen loved ones. Because the war was so costly in terms of human life, many people in many communities were independently compelled to pay tribute, decorating graves and reciting prayers. Eventually, the federal government caught on and declared an official “Decoration Day” – now known as Memorial Day.
These days, the holiday doesn’t only honor those lost in the Civil War – rather, it honors all men and women who have died while serving in the United States military. Lowe's is proud to offer active service members and veterans a 10% discount every day to thank them for their sacrifice and for serving our country.
In the spirit of that country, there’s nothing that feels quite as American as a good old BBQ! Here are three great deals on grills you can buy for the ultimate Memorial Day celebration. Better yet, if you’re an active service member or a veteran, you can enjoy an additional 10% off.
1. Small but mighty
The Aussie 21.25 Charcoal Grill is formidable but compact, perfectly suited to apartments, condos and other smaller spaces. Made in American, it offers 332-square inches of cooking space, a stay-cool handle and a hanging hook to keep utensils within easy reach. Adjustable venting allows for easy temperature control, and the cool blue color is cheery and stylish.
Retractable legs make for compact storage, while locking mechanisms and a handle make this baby easy to lug around. Whether you’re living in a small space or trekking somewhere for your BBQ, the Aussie Charcoal Grill is a mean little sidekick in the best way.
2. Perfect for a party
The Char-Broil Gas2Coal Grill solves the ultimate grilling question, “Gas or charcoal?” by boldly answering “both.” Users can convert quickly and easily from the convenience of gas to the smoky goodness of charcoal without a single tool. Three main burners deliver high heat across the entire 540-square inches of cooking surface, while a warming rack allows you to keep veggies and other foodstuffs at temp while your meats cook.
A fixed side shelf holds platters or condiments, and a temperature gauge tracks internal cooking temperatures. The electric ignition system ignites charcoal without the hassle or mess of lighter fluid and when the party is over, porcelain-coated cast-iron grates make for easy clean up. If you want to optimize flexibility, this setup cannot be beat.
3. The big kahuna
The Char-Broil Commercial TRU-Infrared Gas Grill is sleek, stylish and large – it offers up 725-square inches of cooking space between the main area and warming rack. Four stainless steal burners and a side burner ignite quickly and reliably, and the fuel tank gauge makes it easy to see how much gas you have left.
The TRU-Infrared system facilitates even heating and eliminates flare-ups to help you cook food to perfection, without any unexpected hot spots or cold areas to ruin the party. If you’re planning on hosting a big shindig or want to grill once and enjoy leftovers all week long, this monster of a machine is your best bet.
No matter what you’re planning for your Memorial Day BBQ, Lowe's has everything you need to make your party epic. Besides grills, you’ll find charcoal, wood chips and grilling accessories, pop-up gazebos to shield you from the sun and TIKI torches to light up the night. Are you getting excited? Start planning your BBQ bash at lowes.com.