Interesting Trivia About Memorial Day:Memorial Day is always the last Monday in May.
Memorial Day pays tribute to those who have died during military service. It is sometimes confused with honoring those who have served in the military. That is actually Veterans Day.
At 3 pm on Memorial Day, there is a moment of silence across the country.
Some other ideas:
- Stop at a local nursing home or veteran facility and have kids play a game with some of the war veterans. A quick conversation while playing Checkers or Bingo could really brighten a day for an honorable someone.
- Have kids record a video recording thanking the troops for our freedoms. Upload it and email to an overseas unit.
- Go on a mini-field trip in your hometown. Look for things to take photos of that describe the following vocab words: honor, memorial, Old Glory, freedom, patriotic
The Wall by Eve Bunting
F is For Flag by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
America’s White Table by Margot Theis Raven
In honor of Memorial Day, I created a few activity pages for the kids to do on Monday in observance of the holiday. Please enjoy the day and remember to reflect upon the meaning.
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Have a great holiday everyone and make sure to appreciate all those who have made our freedoms a reality!
This article originally appeared at Organized Classroom.