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2015-05-22 RPM Session

posted May 22, 2014, 11:11 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong   [ updated May 23, 2014, 4:25 AM ]

What holiday do people confuse with Memorial Day? Veterans’ day

How are they different? Veteran’s Day honors all military not just those that who died in war.

What was Memorial Day formerly known as? Declaration day

Warrenton, Virginia

Where was the first Memorial event held?  Charleston, South Carolina

How did African Americans recognize/celebrate Memorial Day?   laid flowers on graves

Name one activity that people do on Memorial Day?  usually have parades.

What activity do volunteer groups often do on MD?  Place flags on graves.

Tell me one thing that happens on Memorial Day in DC?  Rolling thunder  (This was not in the text that Elizabeth read to him.  Elizabeth was so impressed that he knew!)

Why do we raise and lower the flag to halfstaff?  to show respect for dead soldiers

Who wrote this poem?  Longfellow

What is Longfellow’s nickname?  Fireside poet

Creative writing:

This poem is written for dead soldiers who have died fighting for this country.  The audience is those who grieve for the fallen soldiers.  We should not forget all who have sacrificed their lives for country and freedom.  The men and women who serve our country are so brave. The military is not appreciated enough for their work to keep this country safe and free.  I want to express my gratitude for all military and their efforts for this country.  United States is my home and I am proud to be an American! (Elizabeth was teary when Huan spelled the last sentence!)