Memorial Day is a holiday that honors those soldiers that lost their lives while serving our country. Through this writing prompt, students (writers) will learn background information on Memorial Day in order to help support their reasons for being grateful for the United States soldiers. The requirements for the writing piece will follow the grade-level standards.

Learning Objective

Students will research Memorial Day and develop an essay on why they are grateful for the soldiers, their service to our country, and their sacrifices.

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