Memorial Day Here are 10 Memorial Day writing prompts you can use to ring in the holiday with your classroom or your own personal journal. If you enjoyed these prompts, buy the entire collection of 1,000 Writing Prompts for Holidays on Amazon.
Writing Prompts #3
Many museums and parks offer special exhibits on Memorial Day to give attention
to the U.S. military service. Do you think it's important to remember the
contribution of the military long after they're gone? Why or why not?
Each MD at the Arlington National Cemetery, American flags are placed
at every service member's grave stone and guarded to ensure the graves are not
disturbed. What do you think is the meaning of this tradition? Why might it be
a touching ceremony for some?
The National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C., includes entertainment
but is more well known for its tributes to various wars and branches of the
military. Do you think it's necessary to have a balance of fun and seriousness
on a holiday like MD? Why or why not?
Ports around the country celebrate boating and sailing festivals on MD. Imagine that you could own any boat you wanted. What kind would it be,
what would you do with it, and why?
The Indianapolis 500 is a racing event over MD weekend that is
attended by approximately 400,000 people. Imagine sitting inside one of those
cars zipping around the track. What might it feel like to go so fast? Would you
enjoy it? Why or why not?
Mount Vernon, Virginia, boasts a Sunset Celebration on MD weekend to
witness the setting sun on George Washington's home. Imagine sitting down with
the first President and chatting about the holiday. What might you discuss and
There are monuments all around the country that serve as fitting places to
honor fallen soldiers on MD. Imagine that you were in charge of
creating your own memorial. What would it look like, who would it honor and
America's national parks are frequently visited on MD, giving
visitors the chance to see the most beautiful parts of the country. How do you
think seeing such a breathtaking part of the U.S. would make you feel and why?
The barbecue is a MD tradition, but it's not always directly
connected to the honoring of America's troops. What are three ways that a
standard barbecue could be more connected with the roots of the holiday? Do you
think the changes would be for the better or the worse and why? 870. While there are many MD
traditions, one of the most frequent modern practices is to go on a vacation.
What is a vacation you and your family could go on that would be equally
patriotic and enjoyable? Why might such a trip be more fulfilling than one
purely for fun?
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