Remember Our Veterans

Remember Our Veterans lesson plan

Investigate the roles brave men and women have played in your nation's history as you learn about patriotic holidays.

  • 1.

    Find out about the roles of veterans in your country's history. Why are their contributions significant to your country today? When are their historic roles celebrated? How?

  • 2.

    Cover your work area with recycled newspaper. Paint heavy white paper with Crayola® Washable Watercolors and Watercolor Brushes in your country's colors or flag design. Dry.

  • 3.

    With Crayola Fine Tip Markers, write a remembrance slogan such as "Remember Our Veterans" across the paper. Add patriotic symbols such as your flag, national emblems, statues, stars, an eagle, statues, stars, or military images.

  • 4.

    Identify veterans to whom you can give your poster, or display it in a public area such as community center or library for a patriotic holiday.


  • Students research their country's involvement in various wars and learn how a person becomes a veteran.
  • Students understand the significance of Veteran's Day in the U.S. (or similar patriotic holidays in their country) and the roles brave men and women have in the nation's history.
  • Students design a patriotic poster or card to give or display at a local veterans' residence, hospital, or organization.


  • Create patriotic projects, cards, or posters. Send them to a local veteran's hospital for holidays such as U.S. Memorial Day, Flag Day, or Veteran's Day.
  • Research symbols of past wars (such as Rosie the Riveter) and create a bulletin board which displays them and explains their meanings.
  • Ask a veteran to explain his or her role in the military, how wars affect families, and other concepts appropriate to the maturity of the group.