Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

Guest post by Jake, Aidan, and Brenden

Memorial Day is today, Monday May 28. It is always observed on the last Monday in May. Most schools, businesses, and postal services are closed.  It became a national holiday in 1971.

Andrew and his scout troop place flags on military grave sites.

On this solemn day, Americans honor the men and women who died in active military service. American flags are placed on grave sites to honor the military service. 

Here are some resources Mrs. Yollis found to share: 
Learn  from El Civics.

Did anyone in your family serve?

Did you fly your American flag today? 


  1. Dear Mrs Yollis and class
    We have a day in New Zealand in which we honour the men and women who died in active service, called Anzac Day. (It is also marked in Australia, and Anzac stands for Australia & New Zealand Army Corps.)

    Anzac Day is always on April 25th and is a statutory holiday.
    Each year students and teachers from our school take part in a community parade to the cenotaph, where the roll of honour is called, naming those who died from our district.

    Are parades held on Memorial Day? Do any of you take part?

    Mrs M♔Kenzie

  2. Dear Mrs Yollis,

    I have read your post and it was nice to put a post about Memorial day! Here in Australia instead of calling it Memorial day for when are Australian troops went to battle we call it ANZAC day.
    ANZAC means:


    I don't know about you but it is kind of weird how they split up the word and country New Zealand in the ANZAC meaning thingy!?

    Anyway if you want to know about WW1 and 2 (WW means world war) click on these links below and I think WW1 was the war when the Australians went to war at Gallipolli and they were versing against the Turkish

    I'm sorry I have unfortunetly run out of time.

    Bye for now Lachlan :mrgreen: :) ;)

    PS: sorry if the links and smiley faces don't work!

  3. Dear Jake, Aidan and Brenden,

    What a very special and moving post you have posted. Thank you for sharing with us how you remember and honour your fallen men and women.

    We sure have a lot to be grateful to them. How lucky that we are able to live with out war and conflict.

    I found Mrs Yollis Power Point very moving as all those photo's say so much.

    From your friend down under,

  4. PS : Also I forget to mention the photo of Andrew and his Scott group placing flags on military grave sites really moved me. For it showed me the wonderful respect you have for your fallen men and women.


  5. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    I am sorry I haven’t been able to respond to this important post until now. Online workloads can sometimes take more time than expected.

    I prepared a short post on Memorial Day and Australia's ANZAC and Remembrance Days.

    Teacher, NSW, Australia


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