Wednesday, November 10, 2010

What Veteran's Day Means to a Child

I asked the boys what Veterans day means to them.  Maverick quickly said it is about celebrating veterans who come to his school and tell them how the wars went.

Ranger felt it was to celebrate veterans who defended our country

This week their school was able to have a blackhawk helicopter land on school property and the children were given the opportunity to get in and look around.  They had an assembly in which local veterans talked to the students.

Earlier in the 9 weeks, the students were presented with plastic dog tags as awards for reaching their reading (AR) goals.  The boys have worn their dog tags daily.

Many children idolize "army" guys which in my children's view is all encompassing of all branches of military.  My boys get out in the yard and play good guys and bad guys and the good military guys always win.

As a Mother, it is important for me to be honest with my children.  I don't like to sugarcoat things for them.  I want my boys to know why Veteran's Day is important and what it means to be a veteran. 

To me, Veteran's Day means never forgetting and teaching our future generations to always remember. 

Veterans have heard, seen, and lived through things we only see in the movies.  Let's keep them in our thoughts and prayers.  Always.

Local veterans

God bless

8 comments:

Mike Golch said...

God Bless our Veterans. Applebee's is doing a great thing for us vets by giving a freebe to us tomarrow on Veterans Day.

Dawn said...

This is a day to be celebrated and respected.
So glad you are teaching your kids to Remember!

Leann said...

Glad to know that children can also express wonderful sentiment.

Can I make a comment and I hope that I don't offend you - it's hard to read your posts with the photo showing through. I love the look overall, but it's hard for me to read.

Thanks so much for all of your kind comments and friendship!

Leann

Leann said...

Me again, soo much easier to read. DH was in the Air Force and we are so proud of our men and women in uniform!

God Bless the USA!

LEann

Out on the prairie said...

Very good thoughts, and enjoy your new look. I think we put this holiday on the shelf a bit from when I was a kid. My fathers generation made a bigger celebration with it and losing them we have lost some of thepomp I always enjoyed.

Jules said...

It would be really cool if the Good Guys always won in real life. But the fact they idolize them now are the future seeds of respect. Way to go Mama :)

Hug a vet/solider!
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

floweringmama said...

I agree, to so many this is just a day off from work. And that is just not acceptable.

I am disappointed that nothing is being done at my children's school on the actual Veteran's Day. They had assembly and the blackhawk land earlier in the week.

THE OLD GEEZER said...

God bless you and have a Happy Veterans Day :-)

~Ron