Did you know Veterans day is coming on Friday November 11th? I learned a lot about Veterans Day this year. It is known as Veterans Day, Remembrance Day, Poppy Day, and Armistice Day and is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty since World War I. Remembrance Day is observed on the 11th of November to recall the official end of World War I. On November 11, 1918 World War I formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” when the Germans signed the Armistice.The red remembrance poppy has become a symbol for Veterans day due to the poem In Flanders Fields. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their brilliant red color an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the war.
I love my husband John for many reasons but one of the reasons I admire him the most is that I have never seen him pass a soldier in uniform or a Veteran and not stop to say thank you. It doesn’t matter where we are – Disneyland to DI – convenient or not, he stops to express his thanks. We were in our local DI and I was drooling over an entertainment center (pics coming soon!!!!) and he was sitting on a couch with all 3 of our boys talking to an elderly gentleman with a veterans hat. At that moment I was so grateful for the example he is to our sons and so proud to be his wife.
This time of year life is crazy! I have been racking my brain for a way to teach our boys about the sacrifice our military men and women make for our country, one that is realistic for me right now. I’m happy to announce that I have come up with a way to teach them about sacrifice and save me some time! We are going to eat MRE for dinner on Veterans day and Memorial day in our house from now on. If our armed services can do it while away from their families we can sacrifice one home cooked meal to honor their sacrifice. Its only something small but hopefully it will remind us how lucky we are to be protected by the brave!
I did want to put a new little sign in our table frame and created this printable.
If you would like to print one for your family please help yourself!
Here are a few other cute ideas!
I think we will be making some of these remembrance poppies for the Veteran’s in our family from DLTK
A big THANK YOU to all of the Veterans who have served our country!