Memorial Day Parade

The band is coming down the street.

The trumpets flash and shine.

The flag is waving out in front.

There are tingles up my spine.

Left. Right. Root-de-toot.

The bugles give the call.

Left. Right. Trum-de-dum.

The drummers march so all.


The leader blows his whistle hard.

He gives his stick a spin.

Then every horn begins to play.

There are goose bumps on my skin.

Left. Right. Beep-de-beep.

The Navy's marching by.

Left. Right. Give a clap.

An airplane zooms the sky.


See the Gold Star Mothers.

They're riding on a float.

And now the soldiers come in view.

A lump is in my throat.

Left. Right. Hup-two-three.

A rhythm's in my feet.

Left. Right. There they go.

My heart just skipped a beat.

~By: Blanche Boshinski




Day of Memories

This is a day of memories

Of loyal hearts, and true.

Of hearts that beat like our today,

Of hearts that loved, of hearts that longed

To live and sing, to work and play.


Now have come years of peace again,

Of lasting peace we pray.

Still may we honor in our songs

That loyal band who for our land

Died, hoping still to right its wrongs.

~Emma W. Little




EdHelper-Story comprehension, puzzles, story starters and borders

 Wilstar - Memorial Day

 Memorial Day History

Memorial Day from Mountain Dragon

Kids Domain Salute to Veterans

 General John A. Logan's Memorial Day Order

Our Flag...In Remembrance

Memorial Day Poetry, Verse and Other Writings

Memorial Day Coloring

Books to Read: (Buy at Amazon)

Memorial Day Surprise - Memorial Day Books for Kids    A Mom tells her son that there is a "big surprise" at the Memorial Day Celebration. As the boy watches the parade, he asks if each part of the parade is the "surprise" - from the marching band, to waving flags, to children riding their bikes with red, white and blue streamers, and to firefighters in their truck. Mother always tells him that the real surprise is even more special. At the end of the parade, people stand and applaud. The boy then sees his grandfather, a veteran, being pushed in a wheelchair. His surprise is realizing that his grandfather is a hero.


 Memorial Day (True Books) - Memorial Day Books for Kids


The Wall - Memorial Day Books for KidsA young boy and his father visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to find Grandpa's name. What makes "The Wall" so moving is that instead of answering questions it will get children to ask them. A great book to open discussion with the class about war and it's consequences.