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Memorial Day Activity for Kids – Writing a Letter to a Soldier

Writing a Letter to a Soldier

Photo Courtesy William Hartz on Flickr

Memorial Day is coming up and my oldest son asked me why we celebrate Memorial Day. I can only assume some of your children are also wondering why we take a long weekend, have family barbecues, and open our pools! Well, at least I hope so. :) Here is what History.com has to say: Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors 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. There you go! Now that you have an answer prepared, here is an excellent Memorial Day activity for kids: writing a letter to a soldier!
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