As a family filled with Army, Navy, and Marine veterans, Memorial Day is special to us. My brother lost two members of his unit in Afghanistan, and in 2005 one of my high school classmates was killed in Iraq. Here are a few ways you can help your children honor those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of freedom.
- Visit a veteran's hospital.
- Visit a veteran's cemetery and place flowers at a veteran's grave site.
- Make a card for a serviceman or woman serving overseas.
- Send supplies to a unit serving overseas.
Please feel free to share your ideas for ways to honor our veterans.Cheryl Malandrinos is a freelance writer, children’s author and editor. Her first children’s book, Little Shepherd, was released in August 2010 by Guardian Angel Publishing. She is a member of the SCBWI, a book reviewer, and blogger. Ms. Malandrinos lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and two children. She also has a son who is married.