Memorial Day which was first known as Decoration Day is a day in which we remember those who have died while serving our country. I would think that if you took a poll on the street and asked people to tell you history and purpose of Memorial Day you would get a huge variety of answers.
This is why I think it is important to teach our children not just why we celebrate something but the history behind it. I have found some links that are loaded with tons of information and wonderful pictures that help broaden your understanding of Memorial Day.
Department of Veteran Affairs has a full site. Don’t miss the Photo Gallery. It has some very touching pictures from the past wars.
History.com as usual has plenty to keep you busy.
U.S. Memorial Day has a real good write up on the history of Memorial Day.
Kids Activities-some crossword puzzles, online activities & theme units by Ed-Helper
Annies Homepage– she always has lots of fun & informational stuff on her site.