My children's paternal grandfather died in the Vietnam War. Before visiting a memorial wall, we colored and cut out these printable Buddy Poppies, which gave the kids some time to think about remembering on Memorial Day.
The difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day
While I wrote for Suite101, I never got around to making a Memorial Day list. The Veterans Day list below is a substitute; however, it's important to differentiate between the two commemorative days.
Memorial Day is a solemn day to remember those who died in service to our country.
Veterans Day is a day to celebrate the men and women who have served our country.