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Let's Get Ready for Memorial Day Let's Get Ready for Memorial Day (Welcome Books: Celebrations)

What I Learned Section 1 -- Answer the Following Questions:
1. When does the United States celebrate Memorial Day?
a) Third Monday in January
b) April 22
c) Last Monday in May
d) July 4

c) Last Monday in May. Traditionally, Memorial Day is on May 30. The United States observes Memorial Day on the last Monday in May.

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2. Why does the United States celebrate Memorial Day?
To remember the people who have died in wars. The United States also builds war memorials to remember the people who have died in wars. The names of many people are written on some memorials.

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3. How do you celebrate Memorial Day?
Answers may vary. Some people draw American flags with red and blue markers. Some people visit a war memorial. Some people take flowers and flags and leave them at the memorial.

Did you know the United States flag has 50 stars and 13 stripes? Since 1960, the U.S. flag contains 50 white stars on a field of blue and 13 red and white stripes (7 red stripes and 6 white stripes). The 50 stars represent the 50 states of the U.S., and the 13 stripes represent the 13 original colonies.

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What I Learned Section 2 -- Define the following words:
Calendar: A chart showing all the days, weeks, and months in a year

Celebrate: To do something enjoyable on a special occasion

Markers: Pens with colored ink

Memorial Day: A holiday celebrated in the United States on the last Monday of May to honor Americans who have died in wars

War Memorial: Something built or done to help people continue to remember the people who have died in wars

Wars: Fighting between the armies of different countries or between groups of people in the same country

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Bonus Questions (Answer 1 of the Following Questions for Your FREE Bookmark):
a.
Use five of the words in Section 2 in a sentence.
Answers may vary. Here are sample sentences from our young readers:
I have a Harry Potter calendar.

I like to celebrate Christmas.

My teacher lets me use markers at school.

Memorial Day is celebrated in May.

My family visited a War Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Soldiers fight in wars.

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b. Have a parent or friend give you a spelling test with EACH of the words in Section 2.

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More Valuable Information about Memorial Day:
Memorial Day (U.S. Embassy in Sweden)
U.S. Memorial Day

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