Authored By: Loren Georgeson & Karlia Lopez, Elk Run Elementary Afterschool Program
Veterans Day is celebrated annually on November 11th. For some, this may mean having an extra day off work, but there is more to this day than just time off to lounge around. Originally known as Armistice Day in behalf of World Peace after World War I, the day was changed to Veterans Day years later in honor of all warriors. We can use this day to help our children learn about the history of our country or to find ways to honor all those that have served in the country.
Here are some ideas of how to help your child celebrate the reason behind Veterans Day:
• Write a letter to a veteran or current military member.
• Say thank you to a veteran in your community.
• Check out a book about a war from your local library and read it with your child.
• Support your school in their Veterans Day celebration.
• Go to any local events honoring veterans.
Magna has just recently decided to adopt the annual Veterans Day parade from Taylorsville. This year, the parade was held on Friday, November 11th at 11:00 am. This event was open to all branches of service. This parade was created thanks to the United Veterans Council of Salt Lake City & County with the Magna Township. Families and people of all ages were encouraged to come and support those who have fought for our country. The parade began at the LDS church on 3100 S 8400 W and traveled through Magna Main Street and the surrounding neighborhoods. For more information please see http://www.magnautah.org/veterans-day/.