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Memorial Day Activities

May 6, 2022

Memorial Day is a three-day weekend where we remember those individuals in the U.S. military who have died in active military service. To observe this holiday, we have compiled a list of activities for you and your family: 

Read a Memorial Day Book

Books are a fantastic way for your family to learn the meaning of Memorial Day. Here are some excellent books that you can read as a family! 

Memorial Day (Holidays in Rhythm and Rhyme) by Emma Carlson Berne

The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael and Her Tribute to Veterans by Barbara E. Walsh

America’s White Table by Margot Theis Raven

Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by Jeff Gottesfeld

The Wall by Eve Bunting 

Learn American Flag Etiquette

Did you know that there are proper ways to display our national flag? Take some time with your family to look over this infographic that shares some information about displaying our national symbol. 

USA.gov- How to Display the American Flag 

Make Some Memorial Day Treats

Who doesn’t love a yummy treat during the holidays! Here are some simple recipes that even your littlest helpers can participate in! 

Red, White, and Blue Smores

Ingredients:

Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ crème red, white, and blue Candy bars

Graham crackers

S’more marshmallows (square-shaped marshmallows) 

Instructions:

1.   Break 2 graham crackers in half.

2.   Break 1 chocolate bar in half.

3.   Place half of the chocolate bar on each of the 2 graham cracker halves.

4.   Place one s’more marshmallow on each of the remaining 2 graham cracker halves.

5.   Place your four pieces on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.

6.   Place your cookie sheet with the four pieces on the middle oven rack.

7.   Broil for 30 seconds or until the marshmallows have turned slightly golden brown.

8.   Remove from the oven.

9.   Take the 2 chocolate-topped graham crackers and place each one upside down on top of the marshmallow-topped graham crackers. (You are sandwiching the chocolate and marshmallows together inside of the graham crackers.)

10. Let the smores cool for a minute, and enjoy your yummy memorial day treat!

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