Memorial Day With Children

Jennie teaches preschoolers in New England and today she shares a classroom experience as part of the preparation of her students for Memorial Day. This is impressive! Please, read on…

A Teacher's Reflections

There’s nothing like greeting a soldier in dress uniform.  For young children, they are in awe.  That presence naturally commands respect.  I hosted our school’s Memorial Day Remembrance on Friday, with Army Sergeant First Class John as our guest speaker.  As John looked at a sea of wide-eyed children, ready to talk about Memorial Day and the American flag, he decided to kneel.  Smart man.  He knew that delivering his message on his knees would be better understood by children.  And, he was right!

These are the words the children wrote to him on their own.  “Thank you for saving our country” and “We want to keep you forever”.  They are sincere words.  While they capture the moment of Memorial Day and thanking a soldier, I believe there is more behind their words, perhaps a bit of patriotism learned throughout the year.

I think the best thing I do to help children understand and feel the importance…

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Author: John Fioravanti

I'm a retired History teacher (35 years), husband, father of three, grandfather of three. My wife, Anne, and I became business partners in December, 2013, and launched our own publishing company, Fiora Books (, to publish my books. We have been married since 1973 and hope our joint business venture will be as successful as our marriage.

5 thoughts on “Memorial Day With Children”

    1. I thought so too! I’ll bet it meant the world to that soldier to be with those kids and have them thank him from the bottom of their hearts. Not sure I’d have dry eyes in that situation. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Tina!

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