Monday, May 30, 2011

A Memorial Day Tribute - Teaching the Children

I come from a rich heritage of men who have served in the US Armed Services. I value the work that they do for us. How do I teach this abstract concept to my children? How do I make them realize the importance of what the US military does to ensure our freedom? It's not the easiest thing to get a child, who is naturally egocentric, to understand the scope and magnitude of a soldier who is giving up his life for freedom. We owe so much to the men and women who have fought and lost their lives. I grew up in a military family. The nature of a military family is sacrificial. So, I am thankful for the military families as well! At this point, I speak candidly to the children about the US military and the sacrifices. I do hope and pray that as they grow older and are able to understand more that an deep appreciation will grow in them for our US Military.

I hope that you will take time to listen to this amazing song that was just released this past weekend. I know this sibling group personally and was privileged to spend lots of time with them when I was in college. I know for a fact that these people are truly authentic, humble, and sincere. This song is a tribute to those who have lost their lives fighting for our freedom!
Row Upon Row


  1. Thank you for sharing this Larissa!

  2. I love this song and all it prods us to remember. What a privilege it must be for you to know these three...such talent. Thank you for sharing it with us so that we could share it with others!