In "Windows and Mirrors," a Tapestry of Faith program
Engage the group to send wishes and prayers in cards to hospitalized military veterans. Say in your own words:
We will be making cards of appreciation and good wishes for men and women who have served our country in the military. Some of them have risked their lives. All of them have chosen a job that helps to protect us and our country.
Ask, "Why is it important to acknowledge the service of others?" Allow some comments.
Ask, "In what way can we show our gratitude on a postcard?" Invite the children to think of messages to write on the cards. Write their contributions on the newsprint you have posted.
You may wish to clarify that veterans may be in a hospital for a war injury or for a reason unrelated to their military service. Explain that once a person becomes part of the military, they are entitled to some public support for the rest of their lives; that is one way society shows its gratitude.
Let the group know exactly where the cards will be going. Talk with children while they make the cards.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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