Happy Memorial Day everyone! Today is the day we celebrate to appreciate and remember those who have died fighting for our freedom. I’ve prepared a photo-story to honor those who have fallen. I hope you enjoy!
Kristen had gathered us together for a Memorial Day Ceremony outside.
“Thank you for joining us.” said Kristen.
‘If you would now join me in the Pledge of Allegiance.”
We all saluted and repeated the Pledge of Allegiance.
*I am aware that you only salute when in full uniform, tecnically Emily is the only one in a uniform, but it is not possible to make American Girl Dolls place their hands over there hearts.*
Next I came up and led a prayer
We thank you, for giving us the opportunity to gather here. We thank you for those who fight or have fought for our country. We ask you be with their families today. Let us always thank you for everything.
After that, Ellie came up and gave a history of Memorial Day.
“The first Memorial Day was after the Civil War in 1865. When during springtime people held celebrations honoring those who had died by having large prayer sessions and putting flowers on the grave of soldiers. On May 5th, 1866 Waterloo, New York held a city wide celebration of Memorial Day. It was not observed as a national holiday till 1971. It was first called Decoration Day until it was changed to Memorial Day sometime during the 1900s.”
Sam then led us in some songs.
Happy Memorial Day! Remember to pray for those who have lost someone today and everyday. 🙂