November 11, 2008

Happy Veteran's Day!

Today we celebrate the men and women who have served our country. It's also the day that my daughter gets to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in front of the whole school at a Veterans Day Program, as part of her duties as student council president. Hopefully she won't follow in her mom's footsteps and add an "Amen" at the end of it in a moment of nervousness when reciting it in front of a large group. Embarrassing moment #314 in my life. :)

If you want to share the importance of Veterans Day with your children, here are some great resources for you:

* VA Kids The VA kids website has a ton of great information for kids. You'll find information on the history of Veterans Day and what a veteran is, as well as activities for kids from K-12th grade.

*The American Legion At the American Legions site, kids can send a Veterans Day Ecard and say thank you to a Veteran . There is also a brief history of the day also on page.

*Children's Songs for Veterans Day Kids love singing and learning songs and these are sung to well-known songs so they're easy to learn. This site also has other links for coloring pages, crafts, puzzles and other activities relating to veterans day.

Thank you veterans!


Queenie Jeannie said...

Thank you for posting this!! As a veteran myself and an Army wife, it really makes me feel such pride when our troops are honored.

God bless our country and her troops!

Anonymous said...

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georgie said...

How exciting for you and your daughter!
Wonderful POST!
stopping by from SITS to say Hi!

Mama Wheaton said...

Thank you for the resurces! My two youngest boys are in the Treasure Valley Young Marines program and were honored to march in the Veteren's Day parade this past Saturday.

sandy said...

Great post! Thanks:)

Leslie said...

Just found your blog, and I love it!! Great post. I'm going to have to come back and visit. Hope you are having a great day~