Have You Taught Your Children These 3 Memorial Day Facts?

faith inspiration parenting May 31, 2021

Happy Memorial Day!  Some interesting things about today...

1. How many Americans understand the true meaning behind Memorial Day?

According to a recent survey of 2,000 Americans, just 43% were aware it’s a holiday honoring those who died in service while in the U.S. Armed Forces.

2. How many understand the Moment of Remembrance?

Only half of those polled understood that this is a moment when Americans are asked to pause for one minute to remember those who have died in U.S. military service.

But a third surveyed were able to select the correct time for when it takes place — 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day.

3. How many Americans understand the term "Gold Star Family"?

Half of Americans polled knew this is a family who has lost a loved one in military service.

To see the flag identifying a Gold Star Family, click here and scroll down.


If you are an American, what can you do to make the most of Memorial Day?

  • Teach your children these facts about Memorial Day
  • Lead your family in a prayer (at 3 pm?) thanking God for the freedoms we enjoy and the people that have given their all to make it happen
  • Fly your flag
  • Attend a local ceremony or patriotic event
  • Do something special to thank a Gold Star Family

 Please pray with me:

Thank you, Father, for the American patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect and defend our country's liberties. Wrap their families in a blanket of hope and peace and pour out your blessings on them. Help us to never take for granted the blood shed by these noble men and women.

In Jesus' Name, Amen.


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