Free Memorial Day Coloring Page and Thank You Notes - Teach Junkie - With Memorial Day literally jumping out on the calendar, here is a quick free download coloring page that is perfect to celebrate US troops, military family and friends. With Memorial Day being in May, the impending close to a school year is so near, it can be tricky to fit in one more thing. Let saying thank you to those who protect our nation not be “one more thing” with this simple solution.
KNOW YOUR HISTORY: Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up the bodies and worked for 2 weeks to give them a proper burial as gratitude for fighting for their freedom. They then held a parade of 10,000 people led by 2,800 Black children where they marched, sang and celebrated.
Memorial Day ~ A moment of silence please. For the brave men and women, that protected our freedom, and did not return to be with us today. My heart goes out to their family and friends on this day, their day, our Memorial Day. ~ Thank you for your sacrifice and our freedom. FREEDOM ISN'T FREE. The cost of obtaining it and keeping it, we owe to these true hero's.
Memorial Day. "Nor shall their story be forgot While Fame her record keeps." Here's some information on decorating at the cemetery for Memorial Day: http://landscaping.about.com/cs/accentpieces/qt/memorial_day.htm