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In a time of war, it is especially important to honor those who have fought for our dear freedom. However, sometimes it’s hard to find age appropriate activities to commemorate Veteran’s Day with the kids.
Here are some easy suggestions to help you commemorate this day!
– Teach your children the importance of the people who protect our country. Help them write letters to their principal suggesting an invitation to the local VFW or American Legion to send a veteran to speak at assembly.
– Write a letter to a veteran thanking him or her for serving.
– For older kids, get them to interview a veteran in the family and share what they learned at dinner. Or, better yet, older kids can participate in the Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center. Their organization “collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.” Visit this site to find out how to participate. Basically, your child can interview a veteran in your family and submit it to the project to inspire future generations.
The Medal Of Honor Coloring Book is a free online site that our family has used to celebrate Veteran’s Day. If you use all of the coloring sheets, you’ll have an attractive history of some our our Country’s greatest heroes, in all in the living colors that your kids provide themselves. We especially enjoyed coloring the Congressional Medal of Honor winners!
Lastly, it’s all too easy to forget we’re in a time of war now. Do something this week that supports a member of the armed forces who is currently serving – for example, a care package or letter of encouragement.

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