A day to honor veterans

Posted by on November 5, 2012 in Featured, Kid Scoop | 0 comments

Veterans Day honors the sacrifices our military personnel have made to keep our country safe.

Today Kid Scoop is looking at Veterans Day and how you, as a kid, can help to celebrate it and honor the soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and other service personnel that have helped to protect our country.

Veterans Day is marked every year on November 11 in honor of the peace treaties signed at the end of World War I. That armistice was signed at 11 a.m., on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, which is why the number 11 is significant to Veterans Day.

Kid Scoop offers a number of ways you can help mark the day, but you can also simply reach out to your relatives, neighbors and teachers and ask them if they are veterans. If they are, be sure to thank them for their service.

They might want to talk to you about what they have done in the military or they may not, but be sure to thank them for keeping America strong.

Here’s a great video about remembering the role the military has in our history. http://youtu.be/MnvPBYoJ_bY

What it’s like to be a “military kid.” http://youtu.be/HJTqLFLBRjQ

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