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Thousands of Memorial Day means a weekend of fun cook outs and pool openings but what about the bigger meaning.
What we teach our kids about honoring our nation's here joining us now is -- staff he's the creator of learn our history a company that produces.
Animated history lessons for kids Brad nice to see this morning well thanks for having -- -- I it it is an important question you know kids are outside playing around the backyard playing or shoes or with a family there at the beach may be kicking off Memorial Day weekend.
How can we teach them the values.
Of Memorial Day how can we try to instill in them a sense of history it's a hard thing to do it's a very hard thing to do.
And there are a number of ways that that you can celebrate with your children for instance.
Observing the moment of commemoration which observed which happens every Monday at Memorial Day at 3 PM exactly where the way you -- your flag by raising it.
It's only half staff until noon.
But really the way that I think the best thing you can do -- He's had a discussion with your children.
So many kids as -- right just see -- a three day weekend they don't understand the incredible sacrifice of the more than a million servicemen and women who have died for our freedom.
And so -- just build CD your children do you understand these people who have made the ultimate sacrifice for you and what that means.
-- be able leave your children that kind of discussion is incredibly important.
You know and it's been so hard -- -- even get the kids excited about reading until Harry Potter and twilight came out so how -- make history exciting how do we make.
Being patriotic exciting for kids it's a great question and that is one of things.
That Governor Huckabee and I have worked together with our organization -- our history.
What we've done is create a series of animated films about American history.
That make learning American tree fund for kids and we teach it in a way that kids aren't getting in schools from a positive patriotic and faith based standpoint.
I'll give you an example of something kids are learning about his gods -- on American history and how important that is and how all of our freedoms have come from -- And in fact we just came out with a new film it's called one nation under god and it's all about America's -- history.
And we think it's so important that we're giving away for free at our website GAAP free god DVD dot com.
That's great on this Memorial Day weekend it's important try to instill a sense of history and our kids and it's hard because we -- back to the civil war with the move with Memorial Day.
So do you wanna go back and talk about the nation being ripped apart and how the book the actual day of Memorial Day was born out of -- well you could it's actually great point.
When Nixon memorial is such a special holiday is that happen spontaneously.
There were small commemoration that happened all over the nation and that's one of the reasons it was first -- actually has.
As decoration day declaration and so.
In north and south union and confederate.
People would go to the graves of fallen soldiers and lay flowers on to decorate the graves actually became an official holiday and only in 1971.
But -- dishing about and that caused quite a bit of controversy.
Because a lot of veterans groups are not happy with the fact that it is moved from its traditional date of may thirtieth which it was every year until that date until Monday.
Can and so the attention as we talked about the force and taken away from the importance of the holiday.
And more towards creating a three day -- that I failed you and it it's good it's a good refresher for adults still.
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