Celebrate Veterans Day with Your Kids
November 11th is Veterans Day, a day set aside to honor US military veterans who have given so much to protect our country. We have many military families among our K12 community, including families and employees.
Military.com has compiled a list of ways for kids to honor those who give so much. Ideas include sending “thank you” cards, creating timelines, and more.
Many of these activities are perfect year round, so you don’t necessarily have to wait until Veterans Day each year to give thanks to our veterans, troops and their families.
Finally, in honor of Veterans Day, more than 100 national parks are waiving their entrance fees. Before heading out to your favorite park, visit the U.S. National Park Service website for ideas and stories to help your family discover, explore and share the history of our land and people.
Related Links for Veterans Day
Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Education.com: Write to a Solider
U.S. National Park Service: Find a Park
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This post is an updated version of a post that appeared on the ThinkTank12 blog.
Deanna Glick has spent two decades as a writer and editor, covering education policy, adoption, and other issues of interest to children and families. Deanna has also worked and volunteered for youth-focused nonprofits, including Students Run LA and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. A California native, Deanna loves to hike sections of the Appalachian Trail and spend time on the Shenandoah River near her Northern Virginia home. She often finds writing inspiration through her 8-year-old daughter, who loves to read, paint, play sports, and learn.