Memorial Day Fun!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Memorial Day is upon us. It is one of my favorite holidays. Really. It marks the beginning of summer: warm days, bbq's, trips to the beach, and long evening walks. The holiday itself always gets my patriotic pride swelling with parades, air shows, and lots of red, white and blue. Sort of a prelude to the big bang on the 4th of July.

Although the holiday is marked with ceremonies and parades in nearly every town in the U.S., there are also plenty of online resources to help you celebrate in style. You can take a virtual tour of Arlington National Cemetery, for example. Or, visit's Memorial Day mini-site for the history of Memorial Day, War History videos, and a look at some famous battle maps. You might also visit The Department of Veterans Affairs for information on veteran statistics and memorial sites.

There are tons of online resources for teaching, such as themed units, and coloring pages, word searches, crafts, poems, and

And what national holiday would be complete without a good old fashioned American barbeque? Check out this site for awesome burger recipes. Don't forget the potato salad and dessert.

If you really want to go big, go here. But, any way you go, make it a fun, fabulous family weekend!

sheila said...

Wow, that's a lot of info in one post! Great stuff! I think I'll walk up to the corner with the kids and watch the parade. Then burgers on the grill. Woot!

kailani said...

I visited Washington DC one Memorial Day weekend a long time ago. It's an experience I'll never forget. Very humbling.


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