BUT, we need to take a step back and realize it's bigger than that.
Teachers have a critical role in teaching the next generation about the true meaning of Memorial Day. Seems this generation of students is more "me-centric" and the value of paying respect is being watered down daily.
We have to share Memorial Day with our students. There are some great picture books available for this task. The H is for Honor book can be "heavy" for some early learners, but choosing a few pages to share can be a perfect way of having this material.
Finally, a teacher at our school has a son currently serving in the military in Japan. Just recently he lost his best friend in his unit. The idea of Memorial Day and showing respect is more important than ever. This week she put this in our faculty lounge. What a great way for adults to remember.