How To Teach Kids About Veterans Day – Simple & Easy!

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Getting tired of Veterans Day hoopla with all the images, videos, commercials and such?  Feeling pressure that you should teach kids about Veterans Day too?!  You won’t find sympathy here, my wife friend. You’ll only hear more about it here from this Southern Gal who comes from a family chock-full of servicemen of many generations.

Simple and easy ways to teach kids about Veterans Day (adults too)!

The reasons for my words today are two-fold:

  1. In honor of all of the men in our family who didn’t choose the easy road but a road to serve and sacrifice for their country and the common good.
  2. To help you learn & then teach it to the next generation.
[Tweet “For the love of all things holy, I beg you to teach the next generation about the sacrifices of the soldiers of wars past and about those that gave it all.”

Teach Kids about Veterans Day

Memorial Day and Veterans Day are two of the most confused holidays on this planet. Let me help you out. Memorial Day honors those who died in combat or due to injuries. Veterans Day is intended to honor the service of all Veterans.  We can especially let the living Veterans know how much we appreciate their service to our country – past and present.  Here are some super-quick facts about how Veterans Day.

Watch Veterans Day Facts

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”  President Wilson, November 11, 1919


I’ve watched many videos but this is my favorite of all time.

Watch I Fought for You

I bet some old warriors would love to tell you their story.  Are you willing to listen?   I wish I had thought to compile photos from all members of our family who have served in the military.  There are so many, including my 1st Dad who served as career Army.  I also show my stepdad who served career Navy.  Last but not least, my son, who served in the Army.

Happy Veterans Day Fellas!

Simple and easy ways to teach kids about Veterans Day (adults too)!

Teach kids about Veterans Day!

Teach kids about Veterans Day!


Who will you teach kids about Veterans Day? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!


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  1. November 10, 2013 / 9:41 pm

    Veteran’s day is a time to thank all who have served, whether they saw combat or not. Every veteran played a role in helping to protect our country and keep it ready to fight. God bless them all for standing on that wall and thanks for the service.

  2. November 11, 2013 / 2:57 am

    You are absolutely right Katrina! Thank you.

  3. November 11, 2013 / 5:37 am

    Shan! This is an awesome post! Tears stinging my eyes right now! Veterans Day absolutely falls in the perfect month – November – when our hearts should be focused and so full of thanks and gratitude. No group deserves this more than our country’s veterans – men and women who are willing now or have been in the past to lay down their own lives in an effort to protect and save us from harm! The very least that we owe them is our thanks and respect! A nephew very dear to me is serving in the Army right now and is proud to do so – and this past September, I lost a very beloved Veteran who was more than proud to have served overseas in World War II – my Dad. To all Veterans – both now and in times past, you have my utmost respect and gratitude! I know the sacrifices you make and I pray that this country will NEVER have a generation that doesn’t appreciate their Veterans and make use of at least one day each year to truly thank them!

  4. November 11, 2013 / 10:55 am

    Marcia, thank you for your touching comment. I couldn’t agree more. God bless them all and God help us to continue to remember their sacrifice.

  5. November 13, 2013 / 11:10 pm

    Thanks for the post! I had my kids read it and watch the videos. 🙂

  6. November 14, 2013 / 3:38 pm

    That makes my day Lisa that your kiddos learned here. Thanks for sharing that!


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