Decoration Day

This coming weekend is typically full of family barbeques and holiday travel and trips to the cemetery to place flowers on the graves of loved ones.  However, many of our students may not realize the history and meaning behind Memorial Day (originally known as Decoration Day) – the holiday honoring men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

The following links provide a variety of resources to help your students understand and “see” what this holiday is all about:

Memorial Day history – History.com

The Meaning Behind Memorial Day – Time for Kids.com

Memorial Day activities and more activities

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