How do you talk to your children about Remembrance Day? Or Veterans Day if you're in the U.S.?
What do you hope they will learn and understand about this day and what it represents?
Last year Talia was asked to carry her class wreath during the school's Remembrance Day assembly. It was a good opportunity to prepare her and talk about the meaning behind the day. This year both girls are off to school for Remembrance Day and we've sent them with Poppies and a discussion this morning about soldiers and war and what it means for us that those soldiers fought.
|Left: Talia with the wreath. Top: Talia on stage with the wreath. Bottom: My dad, Katrina & I in the audience.|
I hope they'll learn even more at school and I plan to talk to them more when they get home.
As I talked to them this morning though, I found myself wishing I had thought a little more about it before today, and thought about what might be most important for them to take away from this day. I considered getting books from the library about it or teaching them a bit of the history of the wars, but I wonder if that could be too much for them at this age. I don't want to get too graphic on them!
So I'm curious, how do you talk to your kids about Remembrance Day and Veterans Day?
How much detail do you get into?
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