This week Connor and I have taken the time to talk about what war means. Sometimes it is hard to teach your children the meaning of military service. For a five-year old child all he sees are big cool toys that make a lot of noise at air shows. How do you truly explain the meaning of war? It was ironic that I found myself using three words that even though they may not have the same meaning for you, they embrace a sense of honor that Connor understood.
We remember who we are and how we can help those serving in distant lands. We hope for a better future and we believe in those who have fought for it and are fighting still.
This November we have started a new family tradition by taking part in Holiday Mail for Heroes. The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes collect cards from across the country and distribute them to service members, veterans and their families. If you have time, before December 10th, please take a moment to write a card. Share a sentiment and express your appreciation for our service members and veterans. Learn more about the program and see some samples here.
Please send your card to:
Holiday Mail for Heroes
PO Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456.
Happy Veteran’s Day! Learn more about the Red Cross Service to Military Families program here.
Thanks to Julie, an intern in our Communication and Marketing department, and her son Connor for this post.