We had a surprisingly fun Veterans Day this year. Unfortunately, my husband, the veteran in our household had to work, but Zander had the day off school, so I wanted to do something fun with the kids. I found out that there was a big celebration going on at Veteran's park in Tolleson - just a few miles from us. We decided to check it out.
I was really glad that we went. The kids love playing at that park, and they had so many fun activities for the day. There was a little patriotic ceremony which included the national anthem, a saxaphone solo, a few speeches (Zander told me they were boring), an F-15 flyover, a 21 gun salute, and Taps.
Here is the color gaurd:
Then, they had free lunch (hamburgers and hot dogs, water and chips), a couple of bounce houses, a fire truck, kid's crafts, relay races, and music. It was really well organized, not very crowded, and lots of fun!