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Holiday: Memorial Day

Learn about the history of Memorial Day and find out how this holiday began. Includes transcripts of interviews with war veterans as well as letters that they wrote. There are videos, photographs, games, and craft ideas.

Grades

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  • 5,
  • 6

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Watch movies and see photographs of memorials and Memorial Day events.
This site is about Memorial Day and how the holiday began. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Learn about the history of Memorial Day and why it is celebrated. Scroll down the page for crossword puzzles. NOTE: The site has a link to a message board.
Read a brief explanation about Memorial Day, then scroll down for links to patriotic crafts.
Here's a recipe for making an American flag with blueberry, tomatoes and cauliflower. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Read more about the history of Memorial Day. Scroll down the page and click on the "Boalsburg, PA" link to read a story of another town birthplace of Memorial Day.
Learn about Memorial Day, Decoration Day, and Confederate Memorial Day. Scroll down the pages for Memorial Day poems, flag etiquette, quiz, crosswords, and more. NOTE: The site includes pop-up and banner ads.
Read the order of General John A. Logan of establishing a holiday in owner of "heroic dead".
Here is information about PBS 2005 National Memorial Day Concert. Includes information about history of the holiday, memorials, and a number of fallen soldiers from 1775 to a current day.
This two-page PDF file has instructions how to make patriotic wands for Memorial Day celebration.
Here is a coloring page for younger kids of patriotic balloons.

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