Saturday, May 24, 2014

Remember Our Fallen


Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. On this day people remember the military personnel who have died serving our country. It began as Decoration Day because many people decorated the graves of the fallen brave soldiers. Many Americans in Germany visit the WWII grave sites, which include numerous Americans, in Germany as well as in the surrounding countries. We are so thankful for these men and women whose bravery and sacrifice help to keep our country’s freedom. So please take a moment this weekend to honor our fallen soldiers.


 Our children participated in many activities in class and are planning to visit cemeteries in Luxembourg this weekend. 

We decided to ask Lady Liberty -who symbolizes freedom- about ideas on celebrating Memorial Day.  Watch and enjoy!

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Pixie Slides on Educreations




Other activities to honor our soldiers: Accordion books and riddles






We restudied the meaning of the Pledge:



Pictures of Normandy from the N Family’s visit (Thank you!)








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Kindness Book :   The Wall by Eve  Bunting                       


This is the second Eve Bunting book I’ve chosen this year to share.  What an incredible author!   In The Wall she’s done an outstanding job of capturing the meaning of Memorial Day.  




Normandy Today:

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