Veterans’ Day

I ran out of time again this weekend, and decided I would go back and “revive” a Veterans’ Day tribute from an earlier year. There weren’t any!

I am completely embarrassed at being so remiss! Today, I am posting in honor of all who have served our country, willing to lay down their own lives to protect our country, our citizens, and our freedoms!


As a music teacher, I wanted to make sure that my 3rd graders were familiar with the anthems for the different branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. At the end of class, I asked the kids why it might be important to know these songs. One child nearly melted my heart, “So that we can be grateful.”

Yes, that is exactly it! Veteran’s Day is a day “so that we can be grateful.”