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THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers

Memorial Day: "You Mean Like Mister Rogers?"

My kids have been to two funerals that they remember -- one for each of my paternal grandparents. On top of this, my mother passed away during the summer of 2009 when my oldest child was just a baby and I often talk with my kids about memories I have of my mom.

This being Memorial Day, I did my best to explain the importance of the day to my kids: "It's a day to remember people who have died and who were important people in our lives."

My six-year-old's immediate response: "You mean like Mister Rogers?"

Perfect.

Of course, I went on to make sure that they remembered family members, as well...but I have to love a child's perspective.

I'm sure you've all seen it many times over, but take one more look at Fred Rogers' Emmy Award comments and remember those people who have played an important part in your lives.

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