To many people, it’s a day off of work. It’s a day to enjoy
a cookout. It’s the beginning of summer.
While those things are all wonderful and enjoyable, let us
not lose sight of the true reason for Memorial Day.
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for
remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces.Join us in taking time today to honor and
remember those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
Some of you are still teaching in the classroom this week.
Others have already begun summer break and are “teaching” in mom mode. Either
way, we hope you can find a way to pass on the true meaning of this special
holiday to those in your care.
* Talk to your children/students about the meaning
and history of Memorial Day.Here are a
few great links to get you started:
* Attend a local Memorial Day parade or community event
(Picture of my own kiddos reading the Gettysburg Address at a local Memorial Day service last year.)
(Local Memorial Day parade)
* Place flowers on the graves of veterans at a local cemetery.
(Local Memorial Day service in which the children place flowers on Veterans' graves)
(A few pictures of our class trip to the cemetery to place flowers on the graves of service men and women, after learning about Memorial Day in class.)
Taking a few minutes of your day to
honor our fallen soldiers may just make an impact on your students/children
that lasts a lifetime.