The League of Grateful Sons. This is a documentary put together by Vision Forum. It was a wonderful reminder of the sacrifice that so many families have made for our freedom. I shed a few tears...and daddy was holding them back...seriously worth watching.
We then read a chapter each day from Coming In on a Wing and a Prayer. When I would take this book out each day to read Bo would cheer. He absolutely loves history. I am so thankful he is getting to experience the many wonderful stories of people throughout history and not just memorizing dates and places.
At breakfast this morning I explained that today was Veteran's Day. We discussed what being a veteran means and after breakfast we made some thank you cards to carry to our local nursing home and give out to the veterans there. As the boys worked on the cards, I read The Wall by Eve Bunting.
Duty is the most sublime word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less. -Robert E. Lee
After our visit at the nursing home, we went to the local Veteran's Memorial Park. Here are the littles around the monument. My great-grandmother's uncle's name is on the monument. He was killed during World War II. Bo wanted to find a piece of paper and make a rubbing of his name, but we did not have any. I told him we would come back and do it another day.