On the last Monday of May each year, America observes a very special and significant occasion – Memorial Day. Although many Americans mark the occasion with festivities related to the beginning of the summer, most importantly the day represents a time to remember and honor those who have selflessly served as veterans in America’s military forces. Without the courage and dedication of these brave men and women, America would not be the country it is today!
This video shows just what Memorial Day is all about.
- Here is a website with lots of great information about Memorial Day.
- Here are some other IMK posts that tell inspirational stories of America’s veterans.
Topics for Discussion:
- Do you know anyone who has served in the military?
- What would it be like to have to fight in a war? What feelings would you experience?
- This Memorial Day, take time to remember and honor the veterans in your life!
- Visit the volunteer page of the website for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to learn how you can help support veterans!
- Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
- Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.