Our family is proud to have had so many members serve our country. One of husband's brothers is currently enlisted in the USMC and we have countless family members who have served in various branches of the military over the years.
I am glad that our government reserves certain days for thanking our military each year. However, thanking our servicemen and women only on Veteran's Day and Memorial Day is pretty slack if you ask me! I am thankful everyday for those brave souls who put their lives on the line to protect my freedoms. As my kids get older, I hope to teach them to appreciate how much our military and their families do for us.
Below is a collection of resources that I found helpful. I hope that you find them useful.
Remember, WE are raising the next generation of Americans!
Teach the basics: 10 Ways to Teach you Kids to Love America from Parents.com
Be active in your community: Serve in Your Community from The Corporation for National and Community Service
Make patriotism fun and age appropriate: Perfect Patriotic Activities for Kids from B-Inspired Mama
Display more than the flag: Pledge Printable from Today's Creative Blog
Take care of our colors: Flag Etiquette 101 from Let it Fly!
Show the troops you care: Sending Care Packages to U.S. Military from Operation Gratitude
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What makes you proud of your country?