"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us," Hebrews 12:1
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life." John 3:16
Don’t let Memorial Day pass by without helping your kids understand the importance of honoring others. Great ways to observe this important day include:
• Visiting and tending the graves of loved ones.
• Visiting a museum or memorial dedicated to national heroes.
Over Memorial Day weekend, trace your family’s roots by creating a family tree keepsake with your children. This is a wonderful way to help kids understand about the Memorial Day holiday, learn about their roots, and remember loved ones who’ve passed away.
If you’d like to make the tree more detailed or continue the project, your family can research to find distant relatives, along with their country of origin or occupation. If you’d like more information on how to search your family’s ancestry, check out one of these Web sites: http://www.familytreemaker.com/; http://www.ancestry.com/; or http://www.genhomepage.com/.