Memorial Day Worksheets

What is Memorial Day?

We have heard about the Memorial Day, but do you know what we celebrate this day? Let's take a look! In the United States, a national holiday for paying respects to our national heroes is observed every year. Since they gave their life away for our country, the day is known as Memorial Day. Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday of May each year. Every individual has their own way of paying respects to the martyrs. Memorial Day began as a day to honor the fallen soldiers during the Civil War. The first time, this day was officially observed in 1868 when Decoration Day was observed. In 1967, the name was changed to Memorial Day. Every year, the National Memorial Day concert is held on the lawn in front of the U.S. Capitol. Dressing up in the flag’s colors, children wave flags to honor the heroes. Every year, a parade in Ironton, Ohio, is held too!

Acrostic Poem

What does it mean to you and your family?

Freedom Acrostic Poem

The concept of freedom is different to many people. It all depends on where you start your life.

Liberty Acrostic Poem

Students examine the characteristics of liberty.

Alphabetic Order

Give some shape to these words: tradition, hero, sacrifice, commemorate, tribute, loyalty, wreath, respect, freedom, service.

Bingo Cards

A fun way to review vocabulary with your class as a whole.

Visual Crossword Puzzle

If you focus on the ending letters, it goes by pretty quick.


This topic is really hot or cold with many students. If they have family members in the military, they usually know a good amount of information.


Help the solider find the troops.

Spelling Words

The words are not complete a single letter can get it all done for you.

Visual Addition

I would guess that this is a typical daily activity for drill sergeants.

Visual Subtraction

The eagles are all decked out in full on freedom gear.

Word Chop

There are a dozen words for you to put together here.

Word Scramble

Some of these words relate more to the concept of the principles of democracy..

Word Search

A dozen vocabulary words are hidden in that letter matrix somewhere.

Word Wall

This word wall set can apply to many different holidays.