Memorial Day is such an important holiday that too easily can get lost in summer picnics and parties. There are nearly 1.4 million service members who have given their lives in the history of America. It’s so critical that we teach our children the significance of this day. These Memorial Day kids poems help children to understand the depth of sacrifice that our military members have made throughout the years.
It’s also important to teach the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. This is a mistake that is common and but can be taken as a sign of disrespect. Memorial Day specifically honors those who have died while serving in the military. Veterans Day honors the entirety of our military personnel, both living & dead and both current & retired service members. You can use these printable poems as a teaching opportunity to help differentiate the holidays. Since Memorial Day is usually celebrated over the long weekend with parties and parades, it’s easy to lose sight of the solemnity of the day.
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Memorial Day Kids Poems
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