Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

MemorialMemorial Day is a United States federal holiday that honors soldiers and is observed on the last Monday of May every year.

Many of our students have no idea what Memorial Day means other than it is usually a holiday. I found a great Memorial Day site that has a lot of information about Memorial Day.

Memorial Day was proclaimed in 1868. The first state to recognize this day as a holiday was New York in 1873.

There has been a push to get the holiday changed to the original date of May 30th instead of the last Monday of May.

It really doesn’t matter to me as long as people remember those that we should be honoring. Whether we agree with the reasons of war or not, many soldiers have given up their lives doing what they believed was right in protecting us. Many of these people had families, lives, and dreams that they will never experience again. We should not forget them!

I hope that you have a safe and enjoyable holiday. And I hope you remember that many have made sacrifices for us to have this day!

Posted on the Successful Teaching Blog by loonyhiker (successfulteaching at gmail dot com).

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