Sunday is Veteran's Day and it's a day we need to honor our veterans. I think overall, we've have been doing better but we can always do more. We shouldn't wait until Veteran's Day is talk to our kids about the importance and sacrifice that has been made for us.

Because of them, we enjoy the freedoms that we have, even if we don't agree with what's being said. Right now is a perfect time to educate kids about America's history and our brave veterans.

Here are some activities to do with your children:

Take part in a flag-raising ceremony:  Local veteran groups like the American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars often participate with military banners and American flags. Too busy for that? How about saying the Pledge of Allegiance with your kids at home. Here are the words.

Take your children to visit a Veterans hospital: There is one in Oxford. In fact, Bridgewater Church in Conklin is putting together "thank you for your service" packages to take to Oxford on Monday, the 12th.

In fact, kids and adults are invited to help put the packages together along with fun activities including a visit from Animal Adventure, go here for more info.   Here are some other places you can visit.

Participate in a moment of silence in remembrance of those who gave their lives for their country: I’ll remember specifically those close to me, Harold “Bud” Skinner and John Priestner.

Take the time to thank and remember the Veterans who have done so much for us...today, tomorrow and every day.

[via Bridgewater Church]