Veterans Day honors all of the men and women in the U.S. military and their families for their sacrifices on behalf of the United States of America. As a reminder of all we have to be thankful for, why not share Chris Gall's beautifully illustrated edition of America the Beautiful
with your children. If you are looking for a book about remembering those who died in war, I recommend
by Eve Bunting. This poignant children's picture book is about a visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial by a father and his young son.
It's also important to remember all of those men and women recovering from service-related injuries. If your family or a family you know has a parent with a service-related traumatic injury, you may find Our Daddy Is Invincible, a picture book by Shannon Maxwell, a helpful resource. The book is based on her own family's experiences when her husband, a Marine, sustained a traumatic brain injury, when their daughter and son were 10 and 7.
(Cover art courtesy of Houghton Mifflin)