My kids are getting to the age where they want to know the meaning of every holiday. Here are 3 ways we explain Memorial Day to them.
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3 Ways to to Remember Fallen Soldiers as a Family on Memorial Day
I figure even if our kids are young (our oldest of 3 is 7 years old), we can still explain the meaning of Memorial Day without scaring them.
1. Visit the grave of a friend or family member who died at war. If you do now know of someone personally who died while serving in the armed forces, then you could visit the grave of a friend or family member who was once a soldier and explain to your kids what it means to serve in the military.
2. Observe a moment of silence on Memorial Day in remembrance of our fallen soldiers. Explain to the kids ahead of time what you will be doing and why to help them understand this is a solemn thing.
3. Attend a Memorial Day parade or fireworks display. Some towns do one or the other, so hopefully you’ll be able to catch one! If neither is an option where you live, you could always do something simple in your backyard like sparklers or a bonfire.