Understanding the meaning and purpose behind Memorial Day may not be very clear to young children. However, parents have found ways to approach the topic with their kids.
Rye Brook resident Anne Sullivan said her son Dillon, 7, watched a World War II movie with his father on Memorial Day.
"They were fighting the Japanese," said Dillon.
"And they were fighting for our freedom," Sullivan emphasized to her son.
Harrison High School social studies teacher Heath Kaplan talked to his two older sons Samuel, 9, and Caleb, 6.
"I tried to get them away from their video games for awhile," said Kaplan. "I told them Memorial Day is for remembering the people who sacrificed their lives so that they could be free. So they understand why they are free to play video games."
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