Monday, May 28 is Memorial Day. Do your kids know what it used to be called, back when it first started after the Civil War?
Decoration Day! Personally, we like that name better. Why? Because it’s active. Decorate! Decorate veterans’ graves with flowers, decorate a parade route with folding chairs and spectators, decorate the sky with flags.
If there’s a cemetery near you, ask the management if it’s decorated for Memorial Day. They may let you and your kids join in with the flag-planting, or you and your family may be able to start the tradition.
it’s a lot easier to explain to kids what this holiday means if they are out doing something to celebrate it. After that, when you’re having your cookout, you’ll know that you’ve done something memorable.