It is traditional to honor brave soldiers with medals, pins, and ribbons. Long after the war, you can show veterans that you have not forgotten their courageous acts. Make these victory pins, and give them to your local veteran’s association to distribute.
Students use information from videos, picture books, and relatives’ military backgrounds to help write a short or extended message of gratitude on a greeting card for local veterans.
# The students will be able to understand that many of the liberties we enjoy in America today were earned by the patriotism shown by veterans.
# The students will recognize some of the symbols, songs and pledges that represent our country and which have a very special significance to veterans.