“Veterans are in the army and we have to thank them for saving us.” This is the explanation I received when asking my 5 year old if she knew what a veteran was. It’s pretty darn close to perfect, I’d say. She learned this at school during their Veteran’s Day celebration, which recognized family members of students that have sacrificed for our country. Then she questioned what veterans WE know, and the names just started flowing. Grandparents, uncles, friends, neighbors; all of whom have sacrificed for our freedom and our liberties. Even in our small circle, we are surrounded by bravery and patriotism. Veterans are a group that absolutely should be celebrated and THANKED.
Our November Humble Pie project focused on just that. We wanted to demonstrate love and show support to veterans receiving care at our local VA Hospital. Our children decorated thank you cards that we attached to boxes filled with healthy snacks, puzzle books and daily necessities. It was a creative project and a wonderful way to educate our little ones a bit about the men and women who protect us everyday. We were able to fill 30 care packages and delivered to the hospital for their patients!
The Louisville VA Medical Center serves more than 150,000 veterans with their main facility in Louisville and 8 healthcare facilities dispersed throughout Kentucky and Indiana. Their mission is to provide excellent care to those who have proudly served our nation. They pride themselves on bringing integrity, commitment, advocacy, respect and excellence to the brave individuals who serve our country.
After our project was finished, we ended the morning with a dance party…. because hard work should be celebrated!