Our country has a rich heritage. Many have given their lives for our freedom. Yet, often kids don’t understand what’s behind the freedoms we enjoy.
A church in Michigan decided to do something about this – one of the Sunday school classes took a Memorial Day weekend field trip. The town has an old cemetary with many graves of soldiers killed in battle. The adults hiked to the cemetary with the kids and then talked to the kids about the many wars fought by Americans and explained that the battles were entered in order to earn and then keep our freedom.
The adults then helped the kids clean the areas around some of the more than 100-year-old graves, pull weeds and brush the dirt off the aging stones. The kids enjoyed reading the names and epitaphs.
The outing was an active way of impressing on the kids what Memorial Day is all about.