Saturday, May 26, 2012

Celebrating Memorial Day

Is Memorial Day little more than an extra day off to host a barbeque? Would you like to make it much more for your family?  Here are a few ways to make a Memorial Day memory for your children while honoring our country's fallen heroes.


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.


 2. Have your child write a letter to a soldier thanking them for their service.


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.

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