- Put flags or flowers on the graves of men and women who served in wars.
- Fly the U.S. flag at half-staff until noon.
- Visit monuments dedicated to soldiers, sailors and marines.
- Participate in a National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time.
- March in a parade." (http://www.timeforkids.com/news/meaning-memorial-day/40391)
My kiddos know that they go to parades and some knew the reasoning behind this but, it was important they knew why and for whom we celebrate this holiday for, it is not just another day off. It means so much more, these men and women give up so much for us to be free and have all that we have as a country. We need to not only thank them on Memorial Day, but every time we see or meet a military man or woman. (This touches their heart so much more than you would ever know)
This week we had a busy week so we made some projects for Memorial Day that incorporate the American Flag and our national colors (red, white and blue). We created fireworks using forks to create the illusion of fireworks on our papers. Then we also created some Eagles - which we know (after our discussion) is our national bird and is protected. We created these with red, white and blue stars with a USA in the corner! They did a great job! :) As well we got to hear from one of my friends Mr. Matt Lashua who is in the United States Marines. His wife saw what we were doing and told him about it. He was so proud of happy with our projects and conversations he had to send a video to say thank you to 4K! :)
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