Memorial Day History for Kids

From its inception in 1868 as Decoration Day to its official declaration as Memorial Day by Congress under the direction of President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966, Memorial Day has been more than just another holiday to celebrate with cookouts and family gatherings.

Memorial Day is the day to honor the fallen men and women from every race, creed, and culture who have made the ultimate sacrifice – life, to ensure the American Republic so hard fought for and won remain, allowing every American the opportunity to live in a democracy governed by the people and for the people through elected representation.

To understand and truly appreciate the American culture and form of government, America’s future leaders – our children – need ample opportunity to learn about America’s history. Memorial Day 2021 is the perfect day to start…

Five of the most memorable patriotic songs for kids…

 “You’re a Grand Old Flag” by George M. Cohan

“50 Nifty United States” by Ray Charles

“This Land is Your Land” by Woody Guthrie

“My Country Tis of Thee” by Samuel Francis Smith

“America the Beautiful” by Katharine Lee Bates

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