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1. What idea does cartoonist Glenn Foden illustrate in this cartoon?

2. Do you agree with Foden’s assertion? Explain your answer.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers.

Cartoon by Glenn Foden


1. Memorial Day is not only about enjoying a day off.  Americans should also take time to remember and honor* our military men and women who died in service to this country.

2. Opinion question. Answers vary.

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

  • by visiting cemeteries and placing flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes
  • by visiting memorials
  • by flying the U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon
  • by flying the ‘POW/MIA Flag’ as well (Section 1082 of the 1998 Defense Authorization Act)
  • by participating in the “National Moment of Remembrance“: at 3pm to pause and think upon the true meaning of the day, and for Taps to be played

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 “2021 Memorial Day Observances” + name of your city, state
  • Check the website for your townhall to see if the town is holding a Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Call or check the website for your local VFW, AmVets or DAV for information on their Memorial Day ceremonies.