To all those who have served and are still serving in the U.S military
“On the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour in 1918, a cessation of hostilities was honored and WWI came to its unofficial end. Veterans Day (then known as Armistice Day) began as a commemoration to acknowledge the heroism of those who died and to show gratitude for the WW1 victory. Over time, it evolved into an opportunity for Americans to show thanks to all of those who have served our nation in one of the armed forces, and to perpetuate peace and understanding amongst nations.”
Each year on November 11th, we celebrate and honor our servicemen and women for their bravery and sacrifice.
The holiday season is always a time for family and gratitude. Nowadays, besides the great importance of the national holiday, Americans across the nation enjoy the day off and do their best to spend this day in a way that honors military veterans.
Here are some patriotic activities that you and your family can plan for November 11th:
The best way to celebrate the day is to pick up the phone and wish all your friends or relatives who served “Happy Veterans Day!”
There are hundreds of parades organized across the country and you should join any of them to show our gratitude to the U.S military.
In 2016, President Obama designated two minutes of silence, to be observed at 2:11 EST, so as an opportunity to replicate on the veterans who have touched our lives. This year, take the two minutes silence to ensure you remember the motive of Veterans Day.
The easiest thing you could do is to hoist the US flag and fly it high in front of your house or apartment window. It shows that you respect, it shows that you care about all those who bet their life at risk so that you can be safe and free.
This day is completely dedicated to them. So, if you know any relatives or friend served in the army, it’s your time to pay your time and respects to this special day. Invite them to your home and offer some delicious meal. There’s nothing better than quality time spent with them.
Visit a VA hospital in your nearby hospital or nursing home to see if you can come to chat with some of the veterans. Gratefulness goes a long way.
Another important and beneficial way to celebrate Veterans Day is by donating. Whether you offer financial support or donate clothes to an organization that partners with veteran charities, Create care packages for soldiers overseas, or set up a clothing drive at your work. As we are so grateful for your loyalty and the sacrifices you have made for our peace and freedom, and privileged to work alongside you. The legacy you leave in the wake of your service encourages us all.
Expressing our gratitude and pride for our heroes is as simple as getting out the red, white, and blue decorations and getting to decorative works.
In-School and at home there is a tradition for Memorial Day, wearing poppies is a symbolic recognition of all those servicemen & women we have lost in the name of protecting our country. For this activity, simply take two coffee filters and cover them red, using either paint, crayon, marker, or, anything.
Let them dry. Next, fold the two filters together, and fold them in half once more, then draw a heart shape and cut it out. Open the filter into a half just to it looks like a taco shell, then hole punches two holes near the fold. Now thread a pipe cleaner through one hole, a button (in the center of the folder filters), and back through the second hole, and then twisted together to create the stem. For more
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them”. -John Fitzgerald Kennedy
RECIPES FOR VETERANS DAY
Scrambled Eggs with Cream Cheese
What better way to Wake up by serving a mind-blowing breakfast in bed?
The delicate scrambled eggs have a refined contrast between the soft curds and rich custard and added with cream cheese is one of them. Its light flavor stands out against the incredible richness, while its creamy density counters the feathery curds. Also, the layers are beautifully decorated with the yellow of the eggs which will look stunning as well as not mention how healthy they are
Hot dogs with mustard slaw
Hot dogs with mustard slaw are one of the most beloved delicious foods. This assumes the popular dish and possibly the most famous American food.
Finely shred the cabbage on a wooden board of kitchen board maniacs and then mix this with green pepper and celery into a bowl. Add with some mustard, mayo, soured cream, cider vinegar, and sugar with some seasoning. Add some veggies and mix them all thoroughly with your hands until they mix completely. Leave the mixture in the fridge. Now Cook the delicious sausages and warm the rolls. So now put all the sausages in the rolls, heap on the slaw, and shake on the hot sauce and more mustard.
In addition, it is done in less than 30 minutes, allowing you to relax and enjoy Veterans Day!
Chicken hot wings with blue cheese slaw and skinny fries
Chicken wings make the best comfort homemade fries and a quick slaw of white cabbage and red onion and blue cheese for a permissive dinner. This delicious and authentic American cuisine makes your day so special as today.
Veterans Day Desserts
Red velvet cake
The best part of any holiday or celebration is our fabulous dessert. Not only because we like sweets but also because desserts leave most space to show our creativity
Make your chocolate cake a red touch in this classic American cake, covered in silky-smooth cheese frosting for extra satisfaction.
“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis
Happy Veterans Day!