In our family there is a long line of military men. My father served in the Air Force for all of his life and even fought in the Vietnam War. My husband was in the Navy for several years and his father also served in the Army as also did my brother-in-law. Now one of my son's long life dream has been to join and he is leaning towards the Army.
I grew up in the military life--soldiers were always around me. We traveled around the U.S. and around the world. My father was often gone for months out of every year while I was a growing up out on TDY (temporary duty travel).
I believe it is important more now than ever to teach our children to love this great country and to stand for and defend our freedoms.
I love this song:
For Veteran's Day we like to print out some printables for our kids so that they can remember to honor all that served and that our freedom came with a price--whether that price was a life lost or a life of sacrifice while living. And not just the soldier, but his family and all that they have to sacrifice as well.
Remember to use this day to say thank you to a veteran--text them, email them, message them on social media or even in person. Teach your children to do it too!
I wanted to share some free printables you can print off for your kids:
Veteran's Day Poem (I like to use poems for copywork)
Here are a few books of interest:
I hope these are a blessing to you!
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