While we celebrate our Veteran's in November, please bear in mind that Memorial Day is a solemn time. The following excerpt from About.com explains the difference like this: "Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. While those who died are also remembered on Veterans Day, Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime."
Use the following links to find out more about the history of Memorial Day, and why you should be thankful for the sacrifices made on your behalf. We are not a perfect nation, but the blood of a few has been given so we can enjoy the freedoms we have.
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Today you will use class time to complete a Google Classroom Assignment and write a paragraph (4-5 Sentences) about how you might be able to serve your community or country someday. This service does not have to be in the armed forces. I want you to really think about how you can repay the gifts of liberty and freedom that you have because you live in the United States. Consider the sacrifice of others, both in uniform and out, while this country grew and up to the modern era.
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Find out when and where they served. Create a Single-Slide Presentation to be added to our class project for the year, and SHARE it with Mr. S for credit. Make sure to include how long the person served, why they joined, what was the hardest and easiest part of their service, and what they feel about others serving. Try to include a picture of the person in uniform if possible. Please email this interview to me so I can print them and post them. End your summary with how you feel about service in the armed forces and why it is important to serve your country in any capacity.
IF YOU ABSOLUTELY CANNOT FIND SOMEONE YOU, OR YOUR FAMILY KNOWS, THAT HAS SERVED IN THE MILITARY, YOU MAY INTERVIEW SOMEONE WHO IS A LEADER IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND SERVES YOUR REGION, COUNTY, OR AREA IN SOME SUBSTANTIAL WAY. YOU MUST GET PRIOR APPROVAL TO INTERVIEW A NON-VETERAN FROM MR. S!
Thanks for your input on this project.
- Mr. S
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