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.
The reasons for my words today are two-fold:
- 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.
- 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.
“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.
Happy Veterans Day Fellas!
Who will you teach kids about Veterans Day? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
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