I’m sitting here at home on the evening of Memorial Day sifting through all the social media posts from today. I’ve enjoyed photos of family and friends throughout the weekend, all of them enjoying the freedom we hold dear in the United States of America. My favorites were of parents teaching their children to honor veterans and remember their sacrifices. It is important for children to learn about the wars they have fought, in age appropriate language, of course. They need to learn about the wars, the battles, and the sacrifices military families have made for generations to secure our liberty.
Ways to Teach Children to Honor Veterans
and Remember Their Sacrifices
Teach children to thank members of our military when they see them.
Help your children write letters to our military men and women who are serving away from home.
Teach your children to pray for our servicemen and servicewomen in harm’s way. Pray for their families waiting at home for their safe return. On Memorial Day, teach your children to remember those who died in battle while serving to defend our great nation.
Teach your children the difference between Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day, and Armed Forces Day. Teach them to remember, honor, and celebrate each day appropriately.
Teach your children to love the United States of America. Teach them to live their lives in such a way that honors the sacrifices our military men and women have made in the past and still make today. Some gave their lives. Others still stand watch and are willing to do the same.
Here is a list of books to help kids learn about the wars our relatives and friends have fought and to help them honor and remember our nation’s brave heroes.