On Memorial Day: Teach Your Children Well
“Teaching the meaning of Memorial Day to your children can be a challenge… The simplest thing you can do with your children is to spend time talking to them about what Memorial Day means to you. Talk and reflect on those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Honor and Respect
Visit a local Veteran's cemetery. Almost every community has some war memorial.
Visit and Pay Tribute
Take cookies, books, or movies to a nearby Veteran's hospital.
Celebrate with a Parade
Go to a Memorial Day parade. To find one near you visit vetfriends.com.
Recognize our Heroes
Teach your children about medals of honor. You can print a Medal of Honor coloring book and learn the history behind our brave Soldiers.
Educate with History
Watch a movie and learn some history about famous battles of the past. Check the History Channel and The Military Channel.
Create with Crafts
Visit enchantedlearning.com and find Memorial Day coloring pages, craft projects, word searches, quizzes and more.
Make a Soldier's Day
Have your children create a card or picture to be sent overseas to a Soldier.”