In this month of Thanksgiving,
let us not forget to take a moment
to give special thanks
to the brave men and women,
our fellow citizens and our loyal allies,
that have sacrified all
for our freedoms.
Veteran's Day and Remembrance Day
|Taken at the War Museum in Ottawa, Ontario Canada|
If you have kids like me and want to impress upon them the importance of marking Veteran's/Rememberance Day (so that they realize there's more to it than just having a day off of school!), there are wonderful books that you can read together.
Two of our favorites that are simple enough for a young child to understand without graphic detail:
We visited the Canadian War Museum this past summer in Ottawa. All of us were very quiet as we toured the exhibits, taking time to explain to our son the devastation of war and the heroism of those that stand up to evil.
It was a very sombre experience.
|My husband Tom reading through one of the exhibits|
I encourage all of you to talk to your children so that they appreciate the bravery and sacrifice of not only our own heroic veterans, but those of our allies that have fought loyally by our countrymen's side during wartime.
|Model of the War Memorial in Ottawa, Ontario Canada|
|The War Memorial|
Home of the Free
Because of the Brave.