On Memorial Day, one way to respect and honor fallen heroes with the children in your life is through arts and crafts. The Poppy has a long-standing history as a symbol of remembrance to those who have lost their lives in service to our nation and crafting a poppy together can start the conversation around the meaning of Memorial Day.
If you don’t have all the supplies on hand, please share ways that you got creative! Without buttons, we crafted with poms and used cupcake liners instead of coffee filters. Cutting plain white paper into two sized circles can also offer the same effect.
Photo by Briana Hartzell
After crafting your poppies, dedicating a #PoppyInMemory online by visiting USAA’s virtual poppy wall can continue the conversation and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Cascading images of dedicated poppies reinforce the number of those who have given their lives to defend our freedom. Ways to honor others who have given their lives in military service include: wearing a poppy, showing support for their families, reading and sharing their stories.
How do you talk to your children about Memorial Day? We would love to hear other ways you help instill the importance of Memorial Day.
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