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How to Explain Armed Forces Day to Children

How to explain Armed Forces Day to children.

Armed Forces Day is a special day set aside to honor and show appreciation to the brave men and women who serve in the armed forces of a country, such as the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Here are some ways to explain it to children:

  • Introduce the concept: Start by explaining that there are people who work very hard to keep our country safe and free. These people are called the armed forces, and they include soldiers, sailors, pilots, and many others.
  • Talk about what they do: Explain that members of the armed forces work together to protect our country from harm, defend our freedoms, and help people in need around the world.
  • Discuss why we celebrate them: Tell your child that we celebrate Armed Forces Day to thank and honor these brave men and women for their service and sacrifices. It’s a way for us to show our appreciation for all they do to keep us safe.
  • Share some fun facts: You can share some fun facts about the armed forces, such as the different branches of the military, the types of weapons and vehicles they use, and the important missions they carry out.
  • Express gratitude: Encourage your child to show their appreciation in their own way, such as making a card or sending a message to a family member or friend who serves in the military, or by participating in a local Armed Forces Day celebration.

Remember to keep the explanation age-appropriate and use language that your child can understand. It’s also important to emphasize the positive aspects of the armed forces and their service to our country.

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As the founder and managing director of Destination Sitters, LLC, a national hotel and event babysitting service, and the mother of two children, I strongly believe that family comes first. I personally needed babysitting when I moved to San Diego 14 years ago. Like most parents, I assumed there were standards for temporary babysitting; in reality, there are no state standards or licensing requirements for temporary babysitting. The idea for Destination Sitters was born! I wanted to Give Parents Peace of Mind® when traveling with their children, so I created strict screening requirements for the sitters we refer. There is nothing like the peace of mind that comes from getting great professional help to care for your children, especially when traveling away from home. I and my partners, along with our office staff, have that one goal in mind with everything we do. Through the years of working with children, I have been inspired to write three books, and this blog for parents’ and children’s wellbeing. I believe the best way to teach a child is leading by example, with love, honesty, integrity, compassion, perseverance, and personal responsibility. Learning these values and teaching children that all women and men are equal will encourage them to dream big to be anything they want to be! An entrepreneur for over 35 years, I previously spent years running a construction and design company with two offices in California and built million-dollar estates and remodeled existing ones. For three and half years, I was one of the primary designers on HGTV’s Curb Appeal. I have also been published in books, magazines and newspapers, and have been a featured designer in multiple showcase houses.

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