Today during a guest (substitute teaching assignment, I had the opportunity to teach sixth-grade science. At the end of the class in the morning, we prepared the students with questions to ask the visiting veterans who were invited to lunch.
What a wonderful sight to see the children sitting with the veterans at lunch and talking to them! When the students came back to class afterward they had the most interesting answers.
For example to the question, “What was one of your more memorable experiences?” One veteran said, “The day someone saved my life.”
What a meaningful experience for both students and veterans!
I believe we need to be intentional about finding more opportunities to share stories between the older and younger generation.
If you have a veteran in your family take the time to interview them. If you are a veteran, take time to share and write your stories for the younger generation.