November, 2007 -

Veteran’s Day – 2nd Monday in November
(Tune: “Danny Boy”)

Today’s the day we celebrate our veterans,
The men and women who fought for our great land.
We’ll raise our flags and hold a moment of silence
And we will carry poppies in our hands.
Because we want to thank you for your service;
You traveled far to keep us safe at home.
You fought with pride and honor for our country.
Our veterans, oh how we love you so.

Vocabulary – What is a veteran? Brainstorm and then look it up in a dictionary.

Poppies – Cut three 7” circles out of red tissue paper and fold them like a fan. Twist a green pipe cleaner around the middle. Open layers to resemble a poppy. Do a search on the internet to discover why the poppy is a symbol for Veteran’s Day.

Poppies for Veteran's Day
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Guest Speaker – Call a local military recruiting office and invite a guest speaker to share with the children what it’s like to have a job in the armed forces.

Family Veterans – Have children interview their parents to find out about veterans in their family. Encourage them to bring in pictures of veterans that they know.

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