Happy Memorial Day! In the excitement of a three-day weekend and the beginning of summer, it's easy to ignore or forget the true meaning of this day. Memorial Day is ultimately a day for remembering and honoring those who have died while serving our country. Throughout this 5-day study, we will learn about real life heroes who have given their lives in service to our country. We will see and honor their true heroism—character, strength, courage, and sacrifice—as we strive to raise a generation who will continue to exhibit these qualities. In celebrating Memorial Day, we choose to remember their deaths in order to honor their lives.
This 32-page guide includes:
- 5 daily lessons about heroism, patriotism, and the history of Memorial Day
- Stories of five unsung American heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice
- How to handle and fold a flag
- Ideas to support and honor current American soldiers
- Recommended picture book list
- Simple, meaningful crafts
- Healthy, delicious recipes
- And more!
What ages is this for?
This guide is written for ages 5-12, but is designed to be done as a family study, so older and younger siblings can certainly participate.
How long is this study?
This is a 5-day study, but you could certainly stretch it to two weeks or pick and choose your favorite activities for a weekend-long study. Our family plans to use this guide the week before Memorial Day as a great way to wrap up our homeschool year.
A portion of proceeds from every sale will be donated to TAPS: Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, which cares for the families of America's fallen heroes. To learn more, visit TAPS.org.
Printed book: This printed guide is coil bound and features beautiful soft-touch laminate covers, designed to last. When purchasing the printed guide, you'll also receive an immediate digital download to the email address you provide.
Digital download: You'll receive an immediate digital download of the guide to the email address you provide. No physical book will be sent. You may print these files or have them printed at a local print shop.