Veteran's Day 2011
November 11th is Veteran’s Day, a day set aside to honor US military veterans who have given so much to protect our country. We have many military families among our community - families and employees.
The U.S.O., a nonprofit, congressionally chartered, private organization whose mission is to help lift the spirits of America’s troops and their families, has compiled a list of ways to honor those that give so much. Ideas include sending “Cheer” postcards to military families to sharing your stories about a special military hero in your life.
Education.com features an activity to help provide moral support to a soldier. By writing to a solider, you can "help your child gain a better understanding of what it means to serve our country by becoming pen pals with a soldier that is stationed away from home".
Many of these activities are perfect year round, so don't wait until Veterans Day each year to give thanks to our veterans, troops and their families.
And if you are looking to connect with other K12 military families, make sure to visit the Parents’ Lounge in thebigthinK12, where you can find and join the Military Family Social Group to meet, connect and support other families just like you!
On this Veteran's Day and every day, take some time to honor and acknowledge those who have served and who are currently serving far from home and of course, their loved ones. Without their service and sacrifice, the world would be a very different place.
thinktanK12 blog: Military
K¹².com: Military Families
Education.com: Write to a Solider