- Gen. James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, after which around 5,000 participants helped to decorate the graves of the more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers who were buried there.
- Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of the Grand Army of the Republic established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. This date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.
- In 1915 Moina Michael wrote a poem about war. She then came up with an idea of wearing red poppies on Memorial day in honor of those who died serving the nation during war. She was the first to wear one, and sold poppies to her friends and co-workers with the money going to benefit servicemen in need.
- On Memorial Day, the flag should be at half-staff until noon only, then raised to the top of the staff.
- “Taps” is often played at ceremonies on Memorial Day.
- New York was the 1st state to officially recognize Memorial Day.
- Flowers and flags are the two most popular items people use to remember soldiers.
- Memorial Day was declared a federal holiday in 1971.
Memorial Day was first celebrated on May 30, 1868. It was observed by placing flowers on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers during the first national celebration. After World War I, Memorial Day was changed from honoring those who lost their life during the civil war to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war. See the fact file below for more information on Memorial Day.
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Currently, we are accepting 2016-2017 School Supply Fee payments and Spirit Shirt Orders online. Coming next year, you will be able to pay Extended Day, Instrumental Rentals, Field Trip Fees and more!
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Read below for more information on the Playmakers' Show!
In My Habitat is Where It’s At, Bonnie Bear is a small-town bear from northern Louisiana who dreams of making it big as jazz singer in New Orleans. To fulfill her dream, Bonnie goes on a journey through the great state of Louisiana, travelling through the regions of Sportsman’s Paradise, Crossroads, Cajun Country, Plantation Country, and finally Greater New Orleans. Along the way, she meets native critters of each region who try to convince her that their habitat is the best. Each new friend explains to Bonnie that they serve a function in their particular home and that their habitat could not thrive without them. Throughout her journey, Bonnie is amazed by all the biodiversity that exists in one state and in the end must choose for herself which region she will call home.
Playmakers' touring plays are 45-minute shows that focus on an educational topic based on the needs of our unique community. This year’s show, My Habitat is Where It’s At, was written by high school students in a playwriting class at the Runnels School.
Monday, May 16.
Today on the playground, several of our students witnessed a turtle laying eggs. During extended day, students built a safety zone for the eggs to protect them from curious kiddos!
Box Turtle Facts:
1. Box turtles get their name because when in danger, they can close their whole body into their shell like they are hiding in a box.
2. Box turtles can live up to 100 years!
3. Box turtles eggs take about 2-3 months to hatch.
4. Box turtles are omnivorous. They eat both plants and other living creatures.
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