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What is Patriotism? 8 Learning Activities for Kids

Patriotism means love and devotion for one’s country. It can be shown in a variety of ways, including thoughts, words, and actions. Here are some activities and conversations to help kids learn about patriotism...

Memorial Day: Ways to Remember, Honor Veterans Who Gave All

For Gold Star Wife and Mother Deborah Tainsh, every day is Memorial Day. Deborah’s son Patrick, a soldier, was killed in combat in Iraq in 2004. Deborah’s husband, David, a retired Marine who served in Vietnam...
Veterans Day Parade illustration by Paul Dillon from the book N Is for Never Forget, published by Elva Resa

Military Appreciation: 11 Ways to Honor Veterans

Anyone, whether military or civilian, can recognize those who serve the military by saying “thank you,” by volunteering, and by learning more about those who serve. Nancy Polette's middle grade picture book, N Is for Never...