Memorial Day Activity Page

We have curated some fun & honoring additions for your Memorial Day!

Memorial Day 2021 formally known as Decoration Day, is a federal holiday observed yearly on the last Monday of May. Memorial Day 2021 is a day that commemorates all men and women who have died while serving in the military for the United States of America.

The history of Memorial Day 2021 dates back to the American Civil War. It started as an event to honour soldiers who had died during the war. It is said to be inspired by the way people in the Southern states honoured the dead. The original national celebration of Decoration Day took place on 30 May 1868. 

Today is ALL about honoring those who served – here are our printable ways for your community to take part:


Crafts for Memorial Day


These are great for doing in groups, or one-on-one!

YouTube Links


Movies & TV Shows to Watch

  • Saving Private Ryan (1998) R | 2h 49min 
  • Megan Leavey (2017) PG-13 | 1h 56min 
  • Top Gun (1986) PG | 1h 50min 
  • Black Hawk Down (2001) R | 2h 24min 
  • Born on the Fourth of July (1989) R | 2h 25min |
  • The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) Approved | 2h 50min 
  • American Sniper (2014) R | 2h 13min 
  • The Longest Day (1962) G | 2h 58min 
  • Platoon (1986) R | 2h 
  • Glory (1989) R | 2h 2min 
  • They Were Expendable (1945) Approved | 2h 15min 
  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016) R | 2h 24min
  • Lincoln (2012) PG-13 | 2h 30min
  • Flags of Our Fathers (2006) R | 2h 15min 
  • The War (2007) TV-14 | 2h 4min  – Ken Burns’ 7 Part Series about WWII
  • Forrest Gump (1994) PG-13 | 2h 22min 

Top Songs for Your Playlist

  1. Spotify Memorial Day Playlist: Patriotic Songs to Honor the USA, Veterans, The Army, Marine Corps, Navy Seals, Coast Guard, And All Soldiers
  2. God Bless the USALee Greenwood
  3. America (My Country Tis of Thee) – Fisher & Company
  4. Ragged Old Flag – US Army Band & US Army Chorus
  5. Yankee Doodle Dandy – The Hollywood Studio Orchestra & The Hollywood Studio Chorus
  6. Appalachian Spring – The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra & Dmitri Kitayenko
  7. Battle Hymn of the Republic – Bo Thorpe
  8. The Ones Who Didn’t Make it Back Home – Justin Moore
  9. I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice
  10. 8th of November – Big & Rich
  11. R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. – John Mellencamp
  12. Soldier’s Last Letter – Merle Haggard
  13. Only In America – Brooks & Dunn
  14. 50,000 Names Carved In The Wall – George Jones
  15. Color Me America – Dolly Parton
  16. Born in the U.S.A. – Bruce Springsteen
  17. God Bless America Again – Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty
  18. We’re An American Band – Grand Funk Railroad
  19. My Hero – Foo Fighters
  20. Travelin’ Soldier – The Chicks
  21. Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue – Toby Keith
  22. Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning) – Alan Jackson
  23. America Will Always Stand – Randy Travis
  24. An American Heart – Faith Hill
  25. Dear Uncle Sam – Loretta Lynn
  26. Some Gave All – Billy Ray Cyrus
  27. American Flag on the Moon – Brad Paisley
  28. American Spirit – Thomas Rhett
  29. Angel Flight – Radney Foster
  30. American Girl – Tom Petty
  31. America – Neil Diamond