Honoring our Veterans as a Family

Today is Veterans Day!

On this day, we offer thanks to the extraordinary men and women who have protected the nation throughout history, and we honor military veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces, including the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, and the newly created Space Force.

John F. Kennedy beautifully shared, "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."

So, how can we live in expressing our gratitude in 2020?

Our children and teens can interview a veteran and learn their exceptional, heroic stories and personal accounts. Discuss what your children learn as a family, and have your learner journal about lessons learned and insights gained.

Drawing pictures and writing thank you notes mean so much to our veterans. This is a loving way to give thanks through acts of kindness. These pictures and notes let our veterans know that their courageous acts of bravery are not forgotten. Notes and pictures show gratitude and appreciation.

Donate toys and clothing to a Disabled American Veterans chapter in your area. Donating shows that we care, and that we honor our veterans through gifts of gratitude.