Teaching Children About Memorial Day FHE Lesson

We Remember

My Heart & Home

Until this year, our family has never really discussed the real purpose of Memorial Day and just enjoy the day off work and school. We don’t have many family members that have passed on with graves close by, so we don’t usually visit a cemetery. My son asked me this year what is the purpose of Memorial Day, and he wasn’t the youngest one either.  This prompted me to create a FHE specifically about exactly where Memorial Day came from.  I have pooled from various resources in my home and on the internet to create this.  I want my children to understand why we celebrate Memorial Day, instead of it just being another vacation from school.

For many kids today, the real meaning behind Memorial Day is lost. They know that they get a three day weekend, they may know about all the huge sales going on during this time…

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