Tuesday, May 20, 2014

MEMORIAL DAY! Do you Honor our Military men + women?

It breaks my heart to hear of so many people who really use the day as a party day.. 

Or just a day off from work!

Doesn't anyone think about what the day is really about anymore??

USA memorial day
Memorial Day started as an event to honor Union soldiers, who had died during the American Civil War. It was inspired by the way people in the Southern states honored their dead. After World War I, it was extended to include all men and women, who died in any war or military action.
Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. The current name for this day did not come into use until after World War II. Decoration Day and then Memorial Day used to be held on May 30, regardless of the day of the week, on which it fell. In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed as part of a move to use federal holidays to create three-day weekends. This meant that that, from 1971, Memorial Day holiday has been officially observed on the last Monday in May. However, it took a longer period for all American states to recognize the new date.
Memorial Day is a federal holiday. All non-essential Government offices are closed, as are schools, businesses and other organizations. Most public transit systems do not run on their regular schedule. Many people see Memorial Day weekend as an opportunity to go on a short vacation or visit family or friends. This can cause some congestion on highways and at airports. Memorial Day has become less of an occasion of remembrance. Many people choose to hold picnics, sports events and family gatherings on this weekend. This day is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season for cultural events. For the fashion conscious, it is seen as acceptable to wear white clothing, particularly shoes from Memorial Day until Labor Day. However, fewer and fewer people follow this rule and many wear white clothing throughout the year.

Lets get this strait.. Especially Southerners should be using this holiday as it was intended Due to the fact that it was created based on the facts that SOUTHERNERS.. Were honoring their dead soldiers better than we northerners after the Civil War!

Also it is a FEDERAL HOLIDAY.. With the name of Memorial day to remind us what it is for. For REMEMBERING AND HONORING THOSE WHO DIED FOR US!

As a homeschooling mommy I would like to share with you some chances to educate your child.. About Memorial day!

Memorial Day Coloring Page {FREEBIE}
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Memorial Day Mini-Book Craftivity
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What Do You Know? Veterans' Day, Presidents' Day, and Memo
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So as a mom.. a daughter of a man who fought in the military.. 
I'd love to see this inspire someone to do better with their family!
Teach your children what it means.. So I am posting this BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY.. Hoping some of you will do just that!

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