Good morning readers! If you live in the United States, today is Veterans Day! It is a day of remembrance, and a day to honor the men and women who have fought to preserve our freedom. And it’s a great day to teach your kiddos all about them as well.
Each year, on November 11th, the Veterans Day National Ceremony is held at Arlington National Cemetery. It is to honor and thank all who have served in the United States Armed Forces. The ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. where a color guard honors America’s war dead by a wreath laying ceremony held at the Tomb of the Unknowns. The ceremonies then continue inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans’ organizations as well as special speakers.
There are also observances throughout the country from parades to special military exhibits and tributes to veterans.
Here are some ideas to help teach your kiddos about Veterans Day:
Click the image below to download a printable copy of the US Pledge of Allegiance.
Make USA Flag Snacks:
Ingredients: Graham crackers, 8oz cream cheese block, 8 oz. jar marshmallow cream, 1 c. blueberries, 1 c. strawberries-julienned.
Directions: Mix cream cheese and marshmallow cream until smooth. Spread onto graham cracker, use blueberries for stars then add strawberries for stripes.
Here are a few more fun Veterans Day lesson plans:
- Download the Veterans Day Teachers Guide
- Write a letter and send it to our troops.
- Visit the US Veterans Day website for more information.
- Do a USA unit study.
- Visit the Scholastic website for Veteran Day lesson ideas.
I hope you have a wonderful day honoring those who have served our country! Make sure to leave a comment if you have more fun Veterans Day lesson ideas.