Oh yes. It was a surreal period in time. No one can even try to imagine what it is like until they also are forced to endure it. This day for me as 23 years ago on May still feels wrong that my dad died that many years ago.
Picnics, parades, and cookouts. It's Memorial Day! Do your students know what they are celebrating when they celebrate Memorial Day? This activity will help your students understand the history of Memorial Day, as well as provide some fun activities to let them celebrate.
We are closed today in observance of Memorial Weekend. Remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Honor the million that gave their life for America since 1775 thank them for their sacrifice -THIS is what Memorial Day is.
Declaring that some issue or value "is what America is all about" is one of America's favorite rhetorical flourishes. Bob Garfield, co-host of On The Media, talks about recent examples and takes your calls. →Bob Garfield's New York Times Op-Ed