Memorial Day

On Memorial Day we remember those in the military who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our independence and liberty. Freedom isn’t free. So go decorate some graves or thank somebody whose loved one has passed away while serving in our United States armed forces.

Related Resources

What does your unit do to observe Memorial Day? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Memorial Day Good Turn

Many Scouting units go to local cemeteries and decorate the graves of veterans with flags. Often this is accompanied by a ceremony.

Cubmaster or Scoutmaster Minute: Threads and Flags

This inspirational Cubmaster or Scoutmaster minute can be used to highlight the US Flag and demonstrate that we must all work together for what is good for our country.

A New National Hymn

Use this poem as a reading at a Memorial Day ceremony. Get the poem

The USO’s Tips for Sending a Care Package to Troops

Honor those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom by sending care packages to those who are serving in the military now.

Hometown Heroes Cub Scout Theme (Cooperation)

The Hometown Heroes Cub Scout theme encourages packs to invite a local hero to a meeting. It has a number of games, audience participation activities, ceremonies, and more to highlight the idea of being a hero in your own neighborhood.

Prayer for Military Chaplains

Another way to observe this day is to pray for chaplains, who often have to deal with supporting the armed services when a member of a unit is lost.

Quotes

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them." -  John F. Kennedy
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

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