By Beth Moore: Memorial Day was also called Decoration Day. It is a day set aside to remember those who have died in service to our country while being members of the armed forces. Red Poppies have become associated with the holiday. They were made memorable by John McCrae’s poem, In Flanders Field.
We can develop a sense of patriotism and gratitude in our children, by talking with them about the real meaning of Memorial Day and taking time to thank veterans that we know and others that we may see as we go about the daily routine of our lives.
Here are some additional learning activities that you may wish to pursue.
Write a Thank You Note to a Veteran for serving our country. (picture of pen and paper)
There are 27 short videos that present a great history of Memorial Day. Parents should watch videos first to see if they would be appropriate for the age of their student, as they do mention the death of soldiers and show graves.
This is a great site to make Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Area Graphs, XY Graphs. It is very cool! There is a tutorial to show you how to make graphs step by step.
Use Data from American War Library this will give you numbers of soldiers killed or wounded in action in various wars.