Thursday Thirteen- In observance of Memorial Day

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Celebrated in most states on the last Monday in May, Memorial Day is a time to remember the U.S. men and woman who lost their lives serving their country. Originally known as Decoration Day, it was established in 1868 to commemorate the dead from the Civil War. Over the years it came to serve as a day to remember all U.S. men and women killed or missing in action in all wars.

They shall grow not old
As we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them . .
Nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun,
And in the morning,
We will remember them.
Lawrence Binyon

Here are some ideas for observing Memorial Day at your house:

1. Visit the Arlington National Cemetery Website

2. A listing of National and State Veteran Cemetery Websites

3. Guidelines for Displaying the American Flag

4. Pictures and Instructions for Folding the Flag

5. The History of the Traditional Poppy Flower

6. Free 2008 Remembrance Poster – 3PM Memorial Day – Moment of Remembrance

7. PBS National Memorial Day Concert on the West Lawn of the Nation’s Capital – Broadcast May 25, 2008 8PM

8. Free Memorial Day Email Greeting Cards

9. Memorial Day Graphics and Clip Art

10. The National Memorial Day Parade

Puzzles and Quizzes
11. Memorial Day Gathering – a puzzle of logic  (warning…I love this type of puzzle and this is a tough one!)

12. American Flag Jigsaw Puzzle

13. Memorial Day Wordsearch

wishing a day filled with Peace for you and yours –
with love,


10 thoughts on “Thursday Thirteen- In observance of Memorial Day

  1. How very appropriate for this time of the year. I honor those who were brave enough and cared enough to put their lives on the line for their country (which means us).

  2. What a great thirteen. My DH, who is a vet, will be in Vegas…but we’ll definitely be thinking of all those who made the ultimate sacrifice!

  3. The poem is etched into UK memory, recited every year at our equivalent – Remembrance Sunday; the nearest Sunday to 11 November, the anniversary of the end of World War One, when the Nation remembers.

  4. Really excellent list. It’s important to remember what the holiday is really about. There is room for celebrating the start of summer and burgers on the grill, but only after stopping to be grateful for those who have made our whole carefree summer patio picnics way of life possible. Really loved this. Excellent. Thank you.

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