Today is Veteran’s Day. Many children will be home today, wondering why there is no school. Some communities have a Veteran’s Day parade, while others are quiet on this day. There will be a lot of veterans and their families struggling through the holidays this year because of separation through deployment, coping with injuries, and the tough financial times.
The Countdown to Christmas Challenge for today is to take this opportunity to teach your children that because of a history of dedicated veterans, we have the freedom to celebrate the holidays in whatever style suits our beliefs and traditions. Today, with many children being home from school, it would be a good day to enlist their help in delivering the food you have been collecting to your local food bank as there will be a good number of veterans partaking in the donation of charitable organizations this holiday season. And, if you know a veteran, tell them “thanks” for their effort and sacrifice to our country.
Happy 40th Birthday to my husband (who also happens to be a veteran) today!