Sunday, May 29, 2011

Being Patriotic

This weekend is when we celebrate Memorial Day.  But, it means so much more than just special store sales, and picnics, and parades.  so, what does it mean?  We are to honor and remember those in the military service.
What can we do to teach our children to honor those who gave their lives for our freedom?
~ We can go to the parade
~ We can have them memorize/read some patriotic poetry
~ We can have them color a picture, and write what Memorial Day means to them
~ We can have them write a letter to a soldier
~ We can have them pray for those currently serving and their families
~ We can teach them about proper flag etiquette
~ We can read books about men and women who gave their lives
~ Have a discussion on what is meant by “Freedom isn’t free”

I’ll end this post with this little poem:

One Nation Under God

by Roger Robicheau
One Nation Under God we live
Think about all some had to give

We the people share freedom’s life
In a world of ever present strife

Be grateful to those who keep this true
Warriors of our red, white, and blue

They're trained by those of great skill
Honed to perform, so strong their will

They show what love is all about
They’ll fight for us, there is no doubt

Defending bravely what we are
No holding back each heartfelt star

Highly praise these men and women
Giving thanks time and again

Those in uniform will always be
The golden pride of this country

1 comment:

  1. I love encouraging my kids to have a sense of patriotism. I need to do more.

    We prayed over a family in our church whose son was just deployed to Afganistan...

    it really hits home when you wrap your arms around the mommy of a soldier.



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