Remember America’s Fallen – Online!
This coming Memorial Day, the United War Veterans Council and the New York City Department of Veterans’ Services invites you to join us in remembering America’s fallen through A Flag, a Flower, a Moment of Memorial.
Due to the cancellation of May events in NYC, and uncertainty around the public health situation, many of us will be looking for other ways to appropriately observe and honor Memorial Day this year.
A Flag, a Flower, a Moment of Memorial brings us all together “virtually” through a shared commemorative activity that can be carried out in our own homes.
How to participate
Simply take a few minutes on or around Memorial Day (Monday, May 25) to find an American flag and a flower and reflect on the meaning of the holiday with your family and friends.
Upload images and videos of you commemorating Memorial Day with an American flag and a flower and include the hashtag #FlagFlowerMemorial. (See above for examples)
UWVC and DVS will share some of the remembrances on their social channels. Be sure to encourage your friends and family to participate!
- History of Memorial Day – From the VA. Webpage
- Memorial Day Poems – From poets.org. Webpage
- Video about Memorial Day – From PBS kids. Video
- Learn about the American Flag and how to display it – From USA.gov. Webpage
- The History of the American Flag – From PBS.org Webpage
- U.S. Flag craft projects – Via Google Search. Links
- U.S. Flag coloring pages – via Google Search. Links
- Virtual Flanders Fields – For all ages. Make poppies and write reflections, and learn about the iconic remembrance poem, “In Flanders Fields”. Website
- Flower craft projects – Via Google Search. Links
- Flower coloring pages – Via Google Search. Links