Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and was a day set aside for decorating the graves of those who gave their lives in war.
1. Host a veteran. If you have a friend or family member who has or is serving in the military, invite them to speak with your child. Their experiences are bound to be educational. Help your child to brainstorm questions in advance.
3. Read The Wall by Eve Bunting. Talk about The Wall. Ask students what they would design if they could create a memorial for our fallen soldiers.