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JOY for Today - Veterans Day 2022

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Thank you, Veterans, for serving to defend our freedoms. Today, we stand JOYFULLY united in honor of you! JOY for Today Offerings: Did You Know...  Three we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  To a war we all fight. Bible Verses and Quotes  Inspired by veterans. Activity Suggestions  Informational resources, letter-writing templates, bulletin board ideas, Would You Rather questions, and family challenge. Did You Know: Veterans Day does not have an apostrophe? Because the day is for honoring ALL veterans, the apostrophe is intentionally absent. No one individual or veteran group owns the day, so no apostrophe is necessary. ( Defense.gov ) Veterans Day and Memorial Day serve different purposes?  Veterans Day honors everyone who has served - whether in war or peace, still living or deceased. While Memorial Day honors soldiers who died while fighting or as a result of fighting. Mostly, the intention of Veterans Day is to express our thankfulness to veterans for their sacrifice. ( Defense.gov

JOY for Today - Patriot Day 2022

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9/11 shocked our country to its core. On that day we realized our vulnerability, but we also found our strength. Through strength in unity and shared purpose we shifted a tragic moment in history to hope for tomorrow and found JOY in perseverance. Together we can overcome. " Lifespan Development " picture from Lumen Learning CC BY 4.0 Patriot Day Topics: Did You Know...  Three we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  Musings from the Mrs. Bible Verses and Quotes  Regarding 9/11 and Citizenship. Activity Suggestions  Remembrance, Commitment, Discussion (for PreK-Middle School) Did You Know: Four planes crashed in three different locations? Two of the planes careened into New York City's World Trade Center, a third targeted the Pentagon, and the fourth crashed in a Pennsylvania field. A total of 2,996 people died and over 6,000 were injured. ( The Fact Site ) Flight 93 was reclaimed? A Pennsylvania field was not the target of the final plane, likely the White House or the U.S. C

Independence Day 2022

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In this country, we take freedom seriously. It's synonymous with the United States of America. But what is freedom?  Freedom, exercised properly, brings great joy. This Independence Day, we ask you to consider that freedom comes with responsibility. Our forefathers labored to create a land free from oppression and tyranny . Are you choosing to live a life in service to freedom for others or are you chained to selfishness? " Fireworks and American Flag on the 4th of July " courtesy of Good Free Photos . Independence Day Choices: Did You Know...  Five we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  Musings from the Mrs. Bible Verses and Quotes  About freedom. Activity Suggestions  Fireworks, crafts, and history. Did You Know: We have John Adams to thank for our firework tradition?  His vision of Fourth of July celebrations written in a letter to his wife states: "It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solem

JOY for Today - Flag Day 2022

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Flags symbolize belonging. They announce in colors and symbols the values and traditions of the people who fly them. When you see your flag waving in unfamiliar territory, it communicates security and like-mindedness. Belonging. Community. Shared Values. Common Purpose. These sound like ingredients in a recipe for JOY to me.  Flag Day Findings: Did You Know...  One we knew; four we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  Musings by the Mrs. Bible Verses and Quotes  Inspired by Flags. Activity Suggestions  Crafts, games, food, and history. Did You Know: Our flag was officially adopted June 14, 1777 by the Second Continental Congress? ( MSN.com ).   See alternate designs at bbc.com . It took 135 years for our flag to be standardized?  Until 1912, stars were arranged differently in varying proportions. ( MSN.com ) George Washington rejected any flag similar to the British flag? Fighting under a banner that resembled your enemy was not a great confidence booster. ( History.com ) The stars on th