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Ana Rosa's First Memorial Day
By Brenda B. Covert
1 Ana Rosa Ruiz looked at her mama's calendar. It hung on the wall next to the kitchen door. The month of May displayed a photo of the U.S. flag. It also showed that the last Monday in May was Memorial Day.
2 "Mamï¿½, is Memorial Day a holiday?" she asked softly.
3 Seï¿½ora Ruiz looked up. She was rocking baby Diego to sleep. "Sï¿½," she said. "Yes, it is a holiday. It is a patriotic holiday."
4 "Is it just for Americans, or can Latinos celebrate it, too?" Ana Rosa asked.
5 Seï¿½ora Ruiz stood up slowly. Diego stirred in her arms. Then he settled down. "I will tell you when I return," she said. She slipped out of the room. Diego would take his nap in his crib.
6 Ana Rosa waited. She could hear cars drive by the front of the small house. Their headlights shot beams of light along the curtains. The neighbor's dog barked. A small spider scurried along the wall. Papï¿½ would be home soon. Mamï¿½ came out of the baby's room.
7 "Will we celebrate Memorial Day?" Ana Rosa asked.
8 "We will find a way to celebrate it," Seï¿½ora Ruiz replied. She smoothed Ana Rosa's long, dark hair. Then she went into the kitchen. The yellow walls made the small room seem bright and cheerful.
9 Ana Rosa followed her, asking more questions. She wondered how people celebrated a patriotic holiday. She wondered what she could do.
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