Today we salute the courageous men and women who've served our nation. Here's how to celebrate Veterans Day with your family:
Wave the flag.
Attend a local parade. The cars, soldiers, and booming drums will put everyone in a patriotic mood.
Create a Veterans Day wreath. Help your child trace his hands on red, white, and blue construction paper, so he ends up with a few of each color. Cut out and paste or tape the alternating colors in a circle to form the wreath.
Learn some history.
For younger kids, try reading The Veterans Day Visitor, by Peter Catalanotto and Pamela Schembri, about a grandfather's visit to a second-grade class. Tweens might enjoy Remembrance: A Tribute to America's Veterans, by Robert B. Fletcher; it's filled with water-colors and pencil drawings that depict scenes of our country's conflicts, from the Revolutionary War to today's Afghanistan.
-By Jennifer Kelly Geddes, from the November issue of Parenting