Teaching the meaning of Memorial Day to your children can be a challenge.
To many Americans, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer, but to military families the meaning runs much deeper than a BBQ.
The simplest thing you can do is to explain that Monday is a day set aside to honor those who died in military service. Many families choose to celebrate the holiday by displaying patriotic decorations or thanking current service members.
This weekend, to kick off summer AND celebrate the meaning of Memorial, try one of these activities…
- Send a card or letter to soldiers through A Million Thanks at 17853 Santiago Blvd. #107-355, Villa Park, CA 92861
- Create a Memorial Day craft using ideas pinned on the Fun Activities for Kids board at www.pinterest.com/thinkstretch
- “Plant” flags on a lawn, in a cemetery, or anywhere you have permission!