First observed in 1868 in honor of Civil War soldiers, Memorial Day these days for those of us who live in the US is often just a day off from work for parents and an opportunity for some family time. As we try to teach our kids an appreciation for those who have served, and are serving our country to ensure our freedom and security, here are some links to teach about the history of the holiday and ideas for observing the day:

History of Memorial Day

Send a care package to a service member through the USO

E-Cards to send to those serving in the Armed Forces

Some Memorial Day wallpapers and links to memorial sites

Memorial Day Word Search