Memorial Day is the day to honor our fallen veterans. It is the unofficial start of summer. The following are a few ways to spend the day with your little OMies, while still honoring the true meaning of the holiday.
- Go to a parade:
In Wadsworth, the Memorial Day parade will start at 10:15 Monday May 29, 2017. It will begin at the American Legion/VFW. It will proceed through the square past The Boy With the Leaky Boot statue and down college street to Woodlawn Cemetery. Visit http://www.vetfriends.comto find a parade in every state.
2. Visit a local cemetery:
Western Reserve National Cemetery is a 10 minute drive from Wadsworth. Located at 10175 Rawiga Rd. Seville, Oh 44213.
3. Send a letter or a care package:
To show appreciation for the brave men and women currently serving our country, have your little OMies put together a care package or write letters to our solidiers. You can visit https://www.uso.org/programs or http://www.amillionthanks.org for addresses on where to send.
4. Read about it:
Here are a list of a few good ones for younger OMies:
“The Wall” by Eve Bunting
“Memorial Day” by Mir Tamim Ansary
” Memorial Day Surprise” by Theresa Martin Golding
Here are a few favorites. You can find many more ideas on pinterest.
6. Do yoga, have a picnic or do anything that you absolutely love:
There is no better way to honor those whose lives were lost, then by enjoying and showing gratitude for the one you have.
“Be the light”