Although your kids are too young to remember how horrible and cruel the world wars were it is a perfect time to teach them about the sacrifices made so that they could be free and experience the life that they now live. A good way to start is by buying a poppy for each member of your family. The lessons can start with that simple little red flower on a pin. Explain to them why we should purchase a poppy at this time and how important it is to keep these memories, wrapped up in the poppy, alive. "Lest we forget" is a mission we should all undertake in our families. Kids celebrate this day in school with knowledge, assemblies and visitors who are veterans. They learn the importance of being patriotic and the importance of our flag and country. They learn of the ultimate sacrifice of giving your life for your country. Honour and glory are words added to their vocabulary. Please get involved in teaching your child about war, fighting to protect and liberate others, about enemies, peace, unity, harmony and living together in our world. Emphasize "never again." As November 11th approaches I will be giving you the titles of some books that will help you carrying out this mission of awareness. Here are the first ones for you:
1. ***** Proud as a Peacock, Brave as a Lion - Jane Barclay
2. A Poppy is to Remember - Heather Patterson
3. In Flanders Fields : The Story of the Poem by John McCrae - Linda Granfield
Read on. Be so thankful and grateful for our veterans.