A Quiet Observance of Memorial Day


Celebrated in most states on the last Monday in May, Memorial Day is a time to remember the U.S. men and woman who lost their lives serving their country. Originally known as Decoration Day, it was established in 1868 to commemorate the dead from the Civil War. Over the years it came to serve as a day to remember all U.S. men and women killed or missing in action in all wars.

They shall grow not old
As we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them . .
Nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun,
And in the morning,
We will remember them.
Lawrence Binyon

Here are some ideas for observing Memorial Day at your house:

1. Visit the Arlington National Cemetery Website

2. A listing ofNational and State Veteran Cemetery Websites

3. Guidelines for Displaying the American Flag

4. Pictures and Instructions for Folding the Flag

5. The History of the Traditional Poppy Flower

6. The White House Commission on Remembrance

7. Free Memorial Day Email Greeting Cards

8. Memorial Day Graphics and Clip Art

9. The National Memorial Day Parade

Puzzles and Quizzes

10.Memorial Day Gathering – a puzzle of logic (warning…I love this type of puzzle and this is a tough one!)

11. American Flag Jigsaw Puzzle

12. Memorial Day Wordsearch

wishing a day filled with Peace for you and yours –
with love,

Grandmother Wren

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