Honoring Those Who Paid The Ultimate Price For Freedom
Our template reflects on what we call the “Educational Value to the Student” of the Patriotism-An American Tradition program, as well as a “Call to Action.” We weave these “Value-Ad” aspects into each presentation as it helps to educate each student audience about why we as a country celebrate Memorial Day. It will also helps “Connect-the-Dots” on how each child can – like our veteran speakers — help make our nation stronger through the promotion of selfless acts of service. As an example, we ask the students to consider the following:
- What is your calling?
- Is it volunteering to help deliver meals to the old and infirm?
- Is it mowing the lawn of someone who is disabled down the street?
- Whether you feel a specific calling today or not — please remember to do your part — to selflessly serve others.
Each program is focused on providing a full understanding of the significance of Memorial Day by:
- Teaching the history of Memorial Day.
- Providing opportunities for students to make meaningful and purposeful connections between the history of Memorial Day and their own lives.
- Providing students with a clear understanding of the significance of Memorial Day to all of America’s veterans.
- Suggesting ways to honor the memory of those killed and extend involvement with the legacy of Memorial Day though acts of civic/community involvement and volunteerism throughout South Carolina.