Happy Veteran’s Day

0cgjev55jhh0xmnpssmr4irc_SaluteKids have the day off of school? How about actually marking the holiday (Veteran’s Day, Wed. Nov 11) with some simple patriotic crafts?

Patriotic wreath: Cut out the center of paper plate and decorate the edges with white cotton balls, blue colored tape (painter’s tape) and red tissue paper!

Craft stick flag: Paint Popsicle sticks red, white and blue and glue them together to create a flag.

Make a homemade card for a vet you know and pay them a visit!

Color away. The image above is something you can download for your children to color.

And, here’s a little “Did You Know” for the parents:

Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day. It was originally meant to honor World War I veterans. Armistice Day officially received its name in America in 1926 through a Congressional resolution and became a national holiday 12 years later.

Realizing that peace was equally preserved by veterans of WW II and Korea, Congress decided to honor those who have served America in all wars. In 1954, President Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November 11 as Veterans Day.

There are actually more than 19 million war veterans in the United States, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. This includes veterans from World Wars I and II, as well as the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, and the Persian Gulf War. Imagine 380 football stadiums full of people and you’ve got the picture. That’s a lot of veterans!

Test your knowledge with a little quiz!

 

 

 

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