Today is the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. What is it?

D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy from Ducksters.com

On June 6, 1944 the Allied Forces of Britain, America, Canada, and France attacked German forces on the coast of Normandy, France. With a huge force of over 150,000 soldiers, the Allies attacked and gained a victory that became the turning point for World War II in Europe. This famous battle is sometimes called D-Day or the Invasion of Normandy. Read more at http://www.ducksters.com.

Memories of D-Day and the rest of World War II live on in countless photographs, books and museums, but the firsthand stories get fewer and fewer each day. Check out the stories of just a few of the veterans who lived through it in today’s Grand Forks Herald.

Find out more about the history of D-Day, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more.  Get all of the facts on HISTORY.COM.

Welcome 2014 Awesome Authors!

These students (who will be entering grades 1-3 in the next school year) are participating in a summer creative writing class taught by Laura Knox, kindergarten teacher at Viking Elementary in Grand Forks. The students came to the Herald to learn about writing and reporting the news. They were even equipped with pencils and notebooks. Check out their blog by clicking on the following link: Awesome Authors.

 

Their teacher Laura Knox, was recently named the ND Newspaper Association NIE Teacher of the Year for her work incorporating the Grand Forks Herald into the curriculum.

Congratulations Laura!

 

Memorial Day Resources


Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service.  In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries.  http://www.va.gov/opa/speceven/memday/

Here are some Memorial Day Resources

Mother’s Day Projects

Sunday is Mother’s Day – a holiday that honors mothers for their love and dedication to their families.  Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May each year.  Here are some fun Mother’s Day projects from Kid News and Family Fun Magazine.  

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(Note:  If you are going to print the page, check the fit to page setting  on your printer.  The page is bigger than letter size.)