At my house we have a tradition every year my husband and I take our kids out of school (if it’s a school day) and we head down to our local cenotaph and lay wreath’s for both of our grandfathers who fought in WWII. I send my kids to school with a great book we got from the Scholastic’s program, which is geared to children and helps teaches the kids why its so important to remember and honor our soldiers the ones that have past and the ones that continue to fight and they share that with their classmates as part of their classroom activities.
Here is a great list of books in honor of Remembrance Day November 11, Lest We Forget.
The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank
A Poppy Is To Remember – Heather Patterson (the one I send to school)
In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem by John McCrae – Linda Granfield
Warhorse – Micheal Morpurgo
Christmas in the Trenches – John McCutcheon
Dear Canada: Brothers Far From Home: The World War I Diary of Eliza Bates Uxbridge, Ontario 1916 – Jillian Little
Dear Canada: Turned Away: The World War II Diary of Devorah Bernstein, Winnepeg, Manitoba, 1941- Carol Matas
Charlotte Sometimes- Penelope Farmer
I Remember Korea: Veterans tell their stories of the Korean War 1950-1953 -Linda Granfield
Remember Me: A Search for Refruge In Wartime Britain- Irene N Watts
the D-Day Experience from The invasion to The Liberation of Paris – Richard Holmes
We Are Witnesses – Jacob Boas
Tropical Secrets – Margarita Engle
Rememberance Day – Leah Fleming
The Pity Of War – Niall Ferguson
The Guns of August – Barbara W. Tuchman
Paris 1919 : Six Months That Changed The World- Margret Macmillian
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival - Laura Hillenbrand
World War II Plans That Never Happened 1939-45 -NA
The Korean War: The Story and Photographs – Donald M Goldstein
A Rumor of War – Phillip Caputo
The Vietnam War 1956- 1975 -Andy Weist
The Forever War – Dexter Filkins
Brave Two Zero: The Harrowing True Story Of A Special Forces Patrol Behind The Lines In Iraq- Andy Mcnab
You can grab any of these books at your favorite book store online or in store.
Support your communities Royal Canadian Legion Branch they raise funds not only to support veterans and their famillies but the help raise funds for the community they are based in as well.
Support The Troops no matter what Country you are from/live in without them and their sacrifices we wouldn’t have the freedoms we enjoy today.
Nov 9, 2012