Memorial Day Weekend 2020!
“Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.”
Where have the last few months gone!? Are you confused which month it is? Which day!? Well guess what, summer is right around the corner and this weekend is already Memorial Day Weekend! Although some places are still closed & parades and events may be cancelled, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate Memorial Day!
BBQ’s, pool parties, and celebrating at the lake is all very fun, but there is a lot of history behind Memorial Day and some great opportunities to teach your kids about this important day and celebrate with fun activities at home too!
Virtual tour of the White House
Complete a puzzle of American Flag
Donate to a cause related to the Military
Create Patriotic art with sidewalk chalk
Teach the kids how to fly and/or properly fold an American Flag
Read a book about American history
Order American themed coloring books for the kids!
Rain or shine, with or without parades & events...there are plenty of fun & educational ways to celebrate the holiday weekend!
Wishing you all a safe & enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend!