Celebrate Memorial Day with these FREE Virtual Military Museum Tours!

Memorial Day 2024 is on Monday, May 27, and as home educators we want to make sure our kids not only learn the history and significance of Memorial Day, but celebrate in a way that is enjoyable and helps them retain the knowledge they learn.

From Wikipedia:

Memorial Day (originally known as Decoration Day) is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the U.S. military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. From 1868 to 1970, it was observed on May 30. Since 1971, it is observed on the last Monday of May.

This is a day to remember ALL veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice defending our nation, from 1775 to today, and is incredibly important to pass on to future generations. Here are some engaging and fun ways to learn, celebrate, respect, and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation:

For more American history make sure to check out A Patriot’s History of the United States: From Columbus’s Great Discovery to America’s Age of Entitlement!

Here are six FREE Virtual Museums you can visit with your kids to help them learn more about the battles and sacrifices of our armed forces:

Museum of the American Revolution Virtual Tour: This is an amazing 360 degree panoramic virtual tour of the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, PA, the birthplace of liberty, where the Declaration of Independence was signed. Learn about battles such as The Battle for New York and the aftermath of the war with a visit to the writing and ratification of the Constitution.

The American Civil War Museum: has several online exhibits including the 15th Amendment and right to vote, the Confederate Flag, the Richmond uprising and more!

National World War I Museum & Memorial: This museum has several different exhibits including a guided tour with retired Colonel R. Dudley!

National World War II Museum: There are all kinds of amazing virtual exhibits including virtual tours of Tokyo, Berlin, and the military equipment used to defend freedom and beat the Axis powers!

Vietnam War Pentagon Virtual Tour: To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War the Department of Defense created an exhibit on the third floor of the Pentagon. There you learn the history of the United States’ involvement in the war through videos, photos, and more. Now with the virtual tour you can learn about various operations and events as you see what you would see if you were there in person!

National Museum of the Marine Corps: In this virtual museum of the USMC you can see how Marines are made, the history from the beginning through various wars, and a combat art gallery.

Have a safe and blessed Memorial Day!

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