Yesterday Princess helped at a Veteran’s Day Ceremony as part of her American Heritage Girls service.
She handed out flags to people and gave out programs. I don’t have any pictures of her doing this because I didn’t want to distract from what she was doing. Besides we got a chance to talk with some of the veterans that were there for the service.
There was a crowd of well over 200 for this ceremony. I think we have a new tradition. Even if we are not helping I plan on going next year. It was a wonderful chance for my kids to honor the people who have kept us safe.
It was hard though because it was over an hour of sitting and listening to boring speeches (or at least that’s what the kids said), but they did good. They listened politely and kept their complaints to a minimum.
Today we’re going to learn more about this holiday, and I wanted to share some resources with you.
First a post I wrote for the Homeschool Village: Learning About Veteran’s Day
Next the VA has a packet on Veteran’s Day (including how to honor the flag) Thanks to Learning Table for sharing that.
Journey to Excellence posted this right after I put my post up, so here’s one last Veteran’s Day Unit.
And finally we’re going to be learning about how to respect the flag (using some of the info in the Veteran’s Day packet) because I was appalled at the number of kids and adults who didn’t know what to do with the flag. How often they let it touch the ground and more.
So, that’s my short post for today, but I wanted to get this out there for some of you to get a chance to use it for yourselves.