How to commemorate Memorial Day

Daily News Article - May 27, 2016

Questions

PLEASE NOTE:
Daily posting and “Answers” emails end for the school year today, May 27th.

1. Why was Memorial Day originally called Decoration Day?

2. What was the original purpose for Memorial Day? When/how did it change?

3. List the suggestions provided by USMemorialDay.org for how Americans should observe Memorial Day.

4. This year consider how your family can take part in any of the activities from question #4. Sure, you can barbecue - but take some time during the day to honor our fallen soldiers. Do an internet search for "2016 Memorial Day events + the name of your town/city." Consider attending the event that honors those who have died while in service.

5. a) Ask at least one grandparent how his/her family, school and community commemorated Memorial Day when he/she was a teenager.
b) Ask a parent how his/her experience differed from that of your grandparent.