Veteran’s Day Card Making Kit

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Veteran’s Day Card Making Kit

Veterans Day 2016 is on Friday, November 11
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Friday, November 11, 2016 is Veterans Day.  It is my hope that through this post I can inspire your family or your classroom to thank our American Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.  They have fought for our freedoms and our liberties and one meaningful way that we can honor them through our words and our actions.  While any personal note or message is a wonderful way to do just that, Making Friends has a top-quality kit that includes 24 big 5.5″ cards with the words “Thank You for Your Service”.  The cards are blank inside so that each child can add their own special message to a Veteran.  I’m including a VA Veterans Day Teacher Resource Guide and additional information on where you can send your messages to a local Veteran.  Happy Veterans Day, and Thank You for Your Service!
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Veterans Day Teacher Resource Guide (cite: va.gov)
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Origins of Veterans Day
“TO HONOR VETERANS OF ALL WARS”
In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November 11th as Veterans Day and called upon Americans everywhere to rededicate themselves to the cause of peace. He issued a Presidential Order directing the head of the Veterans Administration, now the Department of Veterans Affairs, to form a Veterans Day National Committee to organize and oversee the national observance of Veterans Day. In addition to fulfilling that mission, the committee oversees the annual production and distribution of the annual Veterans Day poster and this Teacher Resource Guide.

The resource guide consists of three parts: A section for teachers, one for students and one for kids. Please feel free to download and make as many copies as you want.

Messages for Veterans
One of the most personal and meaningful Veterans Day activities for students is to send notes or cards to hospitalized Veterans or those living in Veterans’ homes. Students can design and send individual notes or cards or work together as a group to send an oversized card or poster signed by all of the students in a class. The cards and posters can then be mailed in one large envelope to the nearest VA medical center or state Veterans home.
Addresses for state Veterans homes and VA medical centers in your area can be found in the blue government pages of the telephone book. There also is a link to the VA facility locator on the VA Web site: www.va.gov/health/.  Envelopes sent to VA medical centers should be addressed to “Voluntary Service Director” and those sent to Veterans homes should be addressed to “Administrator.”
Closest VA Facility for Austin Residents: 
Austin Vet Center, Attn: “Administrator”
[ID: 0703V VISN: 17]
2015 S. I.H. 35, Southcliff Bldg., Suite 101
Austin, TX 78741
VA

Veteran’s Day Card Making Kit

www.makingfriends.com

List Price: $ 5.99 (24 cards)

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