We take patriotism very seriously in our home. I believe children need to learn what it truly means to be a patriot of one's country and we have tried to incorporate events year-round to help achieve this. During the summer months, we have Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day in which we always have special events and traditions to help show the love of our country. And best of all, we have learned to do this on a budget so being a good patriot doesn't have to break the bank!!!
How awesome to be able to put a smile on a soldiers face!!!!
Other Ways to Show Patriotism!
*Teach your kids the Pledge of Allegiance
*Go watch a parade
*Visit your local festivities
*Wach a Fireworks show
*Visit a vet
*Help your neighborhood kids put on a show
We always take our children to the Freedom Days Picnic here where we live! It's a great way to teach them about the sacrifices that have been made for the freedoms we enjoy today. A couple of years ago we made hats before we went so we were all decked out and ready to go! Last year the kids all dressed up in red, white and blue before we headed out to the festival. Little things like this teach children so much!
Our one yearly family tradition is our big 4th of July cookout. I have to say, this is the highlight of the year for me! Our entire family gets together and we eat and play games and then afterwards we all walk up to the local fireworks and laser light show where they play patriotic songs throughout the show. It's a very emotional event too as people remember loved ones that are no longer with us that made the ultimate sacrifice.
Of course, my favorite part is the food! We go all out when it comes to our 4th of July cookout!!
Of course no cookout is complete without dessert!
What does your family do to show patriotism? Do you think it's important to teach children?
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