Do You Ever Ask Your Kids & Grandkids To Explain What Memorial Day Is?

Do You Ever Ask Your Kids & Grandkids To Explain What Memorial Day Is?
 
             
 
I ask this question because I happened to  be watching Water's World on the O'Rielly Factor this past week whence he was asking students, with some of America's greatest higher learning institutions in the background, not only about Memorial Day but about Independence Day (4th of July for those who may not know), Labor Day and even Thanksgiving. 
 

I was shocked at how many young minds in America today don't have a clue about what these holidays really mean to Americans. Some of the answers were so off the mark, unrealistic and rediculous I couldn't beleive they were real.

 

When I was taking a walk with one of my 7 year old Grandaughters yesterday I asked her what she thought Memorial Day stood for. Given the expereince I had while watching all the skulls full of mush on Waters World I wasn't holding out too much hope for a good answer.

 

But much to my surprise she said in these exact words, "It's to honor and remember all the soldiers who faught and died for America". Out of the mouth of Babes came those words. Why is it a 7 year old can come up with an answer like that and so many so called intelligent and well educated students can't?

 

The answer is really quite simple. It's called "PARENTING" I'm thankful that I took the time to explain these things to my children when they were growing up and so very proud that they have passed it along to my Grandchildren. 

 

Have an enjoyble, healthy and safe "MEMORIAL DAY" and as you're sharing this holiday with your family be sure to take the time to explain what it really means to your young impressionable family members.

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Comment balloon 4 commentsJohn DL Arendsen • May 29 2016 03:16PM

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It is sad that kids are not taught this in school. There should be pride in our country's education system to want to teach the kids who the real HEROES are and who made our country so great so we all can enjoy our freedom. 

Posted by Les & Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor and Investor (Realty One Group) over 2 years ago

So very sad Les & Sarah Oswald But it's up to we parents and grandparents to lead the field and keep those causes and memories alive. Thanks for stopping by

Posted by John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor (CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS) over 2 years ago

I actually did ask my grandkids a few years ago, if they knew the meaning of Memorial Day.  And, surprisingly, they all pretty much knew the answer.  It is important to understand that our holidays are not just a day off from school or work.  The have real meaning!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 2 years ago

Oh so true Myrl Jeffcoat . Have a great Memorial Day!

Posted by John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor (CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS) over 2 years ago

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