Memorial Day 2017

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on May 23, 2017


1. Tone is the attitude a cartoonist takes towards a subject. Which pair of words best describes the tone of this cartoon?
a) indifferent/apathetic
b) light-hearted/humorous
c) solemn/serious
d) angry/critical
e) sarcastic/cynical
f) grateful/appreciative

2. a) What is the main point of Stephan Pastis’ cartoon?
b) Where is Pig?
c) What is your reaction to this cartoon?

CHALLENGE:  Memorial Day, a day when we actively remember those who who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, should be observed:

How will you commemorate Memorial Day this year?

Find out what is happening in your town by doing the following:
-Do an internet search for “2017 Memorial Day Observances” + name of your city, state
-Call your city hall to ask if the city will hold a Memorial Day ceremony.
-Call your local VFW, AmVets or DAV for information on their Memorial Day ceremonies.

Cartoon by Stephan Pastis