Memorial Day is an American holiday that honors those who lost their lives in military service to the United States. These heartfelt picture books bring Memorial Day to life and help kids understand the great service that these men and women gave.

The Wall by Eve Bunting

This restrained yet moving picture book deals with the lasting impact of the Vietnam War. It’s a good story for Memorial Day, Veterans Day, or any other day when children and grown-ups are thinking about war and its consequences.

Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Nation’s Capital by Charlotte Pence

Marlon Bundo is the Vice President and his wife’s pet bunny, and he is excited for a trip around the Capital to learn more about the founding principles that made and make America so special. Join Marlon as he visits the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and more!

Zachariah and the Poppy Lady by Ellen Everly

“The poppy has become a symbol of honor and respect for military service-past and present.” This book is dedicated to all men and women who have fought to give us the freedoms we enjoy in this country.

Don’t Forget, God Bless our Troops by Jill Biden

Inspired by her own granddaughter Natalie, First Lady Jill Biden tells a story through a child’s eyes of what family life is like when a parent is at war across the world.

Because of You Old Glory Flies by Julie Dueker

This touching picture book is a collection of heartfelt poems and illustrations to say thank you to all who have served or are currently serving in the United States military.

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Kelly was homeschooled by her mom growing up, and is now a student at Lasell University in Newton, MA. She lives in Lynn, MA, and is a follower of Jesus. She also loves watching baseball with her family and spending time with her autistic brother Jordan.