Memorial Day in the United States is ten days away. Many students associate the day with with barbecues, parades, and a day off from school. But that's not what Memorial Day is about. As we know it's a day to honor those who died in service to our country. Some students may confuse the day with Veterans Day or think that the two are for the same purpose. The following videos can help students understand the origins and meanings of Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
The Meaning of Memorial Day is a two minute video covering the origins of the holiday in the United States. The video is embedded below.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers the following video overview of the history of Memorial Day.