Last night, I was trying to explain to my daughters why Veterans Day was so important. I explained that I was raised in Normandy and that so many American soldiers sacrificed their lives to come and save the French. Those soldiers saved their grandfathers and so many other kids’ grandfathers. And not once, but twice (remember November 11, 1918). It was obvious they couldn’t ready understand what wars and sacrifices are. They are five and six.
But this morning, I showed them this Reason TV’s video, “Everyday is a Bonus: Veterans’ Day November 2009,” and they got what being grateful to veterans means. I was very moved.