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Originally celebrated post-Civil War as "Decoration Days," the tradition involves family members gathering to clean and place flowers at the graves of deceased family members and ancestors.
Below, find resources for your classroom on Memorial Day, on how to celebrate fallen heroes, and on how to support the troops that made it home. More resources can be found in the repositories within KET Encyclomedia.
2014 National Memorial Day Concert
Live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol!
Sunday, May 25th, from 8:00 to 9:30 pm ET
On the eve of Memorial Day, a star-studded line-up will grace the stage for one of PBS’ highest-rated programs. The multi award-winning television event has become an American tradition, honoring the military service and sacrifice of all our men and women in uniform, their families at home, and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Practical Ways to Support Our Troops
Vietnam Veteran Memorial
Holiday Facts and Fun: Memorial Day
Daily Deskersize: Memorial Day
PBS Parents: Crafts for Kids - Patriotic Stamped Cards
America the Beautiful
National Memorial Day Concert: Celebrity Reflections
A Day to Remember: Memorial Day
The Unknown Soldier
'Facing It' A Poem
In Their Own Words: Kentucky Veterans of the Korean War
Memorial Day Reads