In March I wrote a super successful post about How to Explain The Spirit Of St. Patrick’s Day To Your Toddler. Then in April I followed it up with How To Explain The Meaning Of Easter To Your Toddler. In May came How To Explain The Importance Of Mother’s Day To Your Toddler. I received overwhelmingly positive feedback for all of these posts. I also learned so much from doing them, and found that I really enjoyed researching and writing them. A recurring comment that I received was that I should create a similar post for each upcoming holiday. I think that is a fantastic idea! I will have to explain each holiday to Morgan anyway, and what a better way than to actually learn the facts behind them. Today I will be sharing with you How To Explain The Importance Of Memorial Day To Your Toddler.
To be honest all I knew about Memorial Day was that it is a Holiday honoring those that served in the armed forces and have since passed. It also commemorates my and Austin’s wedding anniversary. This year Austin and I will be celebrating 10 years! We had an extremely patriotic wedding. It was at the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace. We requested every single American Flag that they had on premises. We dined in a replica of the White House East Room. And our guests even got to board and tour Marine One. In my eyes our wedding was absolutely perfect!
But I digress, this post is about Memorial Day and as always I want to know more. Especially because when Morgan does come to an age when she will start asking me what it all means I want to know a little about what I’m talking about. Currently Morgan is still too young to understand fully what I share with her but I wanted to make sure that I did my research so that I can pass on to her the stories and traditions of the many holidays that we celebrate here in America.
I do absolutely love traditions and customs. So I set out to learn as much as I could about Memorial Day and the meaning behind the holiday. Here are the top 7 things that I learned about the importance of Memorial Day. I will use them to explain it to my little Morgan. Thank you so much to my wonderful friend Google. You have steered me in so many interesting directions while researching this history.