Sunday, May 17, 2015

Memorial Day for Kids

Memorial Day is a thoughtful time to honor American heroes.

How can young children observe this day? 

Kids can realize that Americans are safer because our soldiers will
protect them anywhere in the world.   And that, sadly, some of
those soldiers will give their lives fighting to help us.

Kids can go to a Memorial Day parade, or watch one on TV.  Or go
to a Memorial Day event such as boarding an aircraft carrier and
meeting active soldiers.

They can visit a veteran at a Veteran’s hospital or nursing home,
and take homemade food or cookies, a book to read, or a
homemade card.

By all means, have a picnic or barbeque with the family.  And
remind kids that Memorial Day is also a day to reflect on the heroes
who gave the ultimate sacrifice so we can be free to enjoy the day.

If you'd like more ideas on how to use your Memorial Day Craft Box, they are here.

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