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Monday, May 30, 2011

Teach Our children About Memorial Day

With the world as fast paced as it is now sometimes important lessons are not taught to our children. Memorial day was always discussed in our family. Was it yours? Want to share the importance of this day with your child? Here are some tips to do that.

Share with your child that Memorial Day is an important day for the nation. It is the day to show respect and honor Americans who have died while defending the country as well as a day to remember all of our loved ones who have passed on as well whether they were in the armed services or not. Have them to share memories of the loved ones you honored if it is not too stressful on the child. You may also want to share your own memories with them.

Find a memorial day activity in your community and participate. It is also a good idea to take time to display a flag with respect and dignity. Share with them the meaning of a flag at half staff and the important steps it takes to raise or lower a flag.

In our family my husbands father is a veteran and loves to talk to children. See if you can find a veteran in your community would take the opportunity to talk to your child and find out how important Memorial Day is to them. I have worked in nursing homes where the veterans are proud of the service they gave and love it when groups come in to honor them. Making thank you cards for veterans is a great idea and a way to have your child show respect and honor.

Sing patriotic songs and find poems on the internet. Share a moment of rememberance with your child. Share a family prayer for those who have served our Country and for those who are serving now.



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