Welcome to the month of November, a month I am truly THANKFUL for! Yes, for many reasons! There are great occasions happening this month, but the one we are featuring today is not the one you think. This week’s column we honor those who have served to defend our country—VETERANS. Veterans are men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. It may have been during wartime, such as World War II, The Korean War, The Vietnam War, The Gulf War, or to protect our country in times of peace. They have given their time and were willing to risk their lives to keep us safe! I don’t know about you, but I sure appreciate that! And, November 11th is a special day for them called Veteran’s Day. Veterans Day is different from Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who gave their lives and those who died while in service.Maybe at school you will hold a special assembly and thank them? Many are across the country.
America’s White Table by Margot Theis Raven (Elementary Grade Readers) is a book I HIGHLY recommend. It is symbolic of one way each of us can honor these brave people, and would be a great read for the whole family this Veteran’s Day. It would be touching to read to a family member or friend who is a veteran!
Veteran’s Day for Grandpa by Dee Smith (Elementary grade readers) A mixture of graphic design and photography taken in upstate New York creates a great visual effect while you enjoy this book. Pick it up from your local library today!
All month we will be celebrating special days in our columns, culminating with, of course Thanksgiving. Let’s start by being THANKFUL for these special men and women today!