In honor of Veteran’s Day this week, I thought I’d share a couple of free printables. First, I have a copy of the old WWI poem, “In Flanders Fields”:
It was written by artillery commander and brigade doctor, Major John McCrae, after being called upon to conduct a burial service for a fallen comrade.
I’m planning to commit this one to memory and to have my children do the same. Not only is it a historically significant poem, but it also bears our family’s name and was written by a man who, like my husband, served his country as an army doctor.
In case your children would prefer to write their own poems for Veteran’s Day, I also designed this little acrostic pattern to use for that purpose:
Finally, I ran across this little video on Facebook awhile back and thought I’d share it, as well. It tells the story of a decorated veteran who waited 67 years before receiving the medals he earned in WWII, and the young student who brought that oversight to the government’s attention. Very sweet!
The student and the veteranWatch as one little girl rights a 67-year old wrong to properly honor her World War II hero.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday. And remember, if you enjoy living in a free country, thank a veteran!