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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Memorial Day Themes-Lessons-Crafts-Music

U.S.A. National Holidays:

February -
President's Day (observed third Monday)
June 14th -
Flag Day
May -
Memorial Day (observed last Monday)
July 4th -
Independence Day | Fourth of July
November 11th -
Veteran's Day


Revolutionary War- 1775-1784
War of 1812
Mexican-American War- 1846-1848
Civil War- 1861-1865
Spanish American War- 1898-1902
World War I- 1917-1918
World War II- 1941-1945
Korean War- 1950-1953
Vietnam War- 1964-1975
Persian Gulf War I- 1990-1991
Persian Gulf War II (Iraq)- 2003-

Remember our fighting men!

Memorial Day began in the United States on May 30, 1868, after the Civil War had ended. Flowers were put on the graves of both sides, in order to help heal the nation. It was later expanded to include all men who had died in America's wars. It is now celebrated on the last Monday of May.

Memorial Day Music:

"The Star Spangled Banner"

"Stars and Stripes Forever"

"When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again"

"Battle Hymn of the Republic"

"Yankee Doodle"

Memorial Day Crafts and Resources: USA Crafts Crafts Memorial Day Crafts Crafts Kids Page Memorial Day Lessons NEA Theme Resources Theme Unit Memorial Day Theme

"To live in the hearts of those you leave behind is never to die." ~Robert Orr~

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