Teaching your children about their family military service is an important aspect of teaching your children family history to help instill a sense of family pride. Family military service helps to foster a sense of patriotism in your children. They realize that military service members are people who leave families too. It’s a great way to show them the sacrifices military members and their families make. They learn to take pride in their country in an effort to honor their grandparent in any way possible. It’s also an integral part of their family history which should always be honored and learned by children as part of their upbringing.
Why did we burn a flag? Grampa served in the Navy during the Vietnam war. Everyone knew that story well. Something we didn’t know was that he joined the Navy because he was drafted into the Army. Who knew you could join a different military branch once you were drafted? He served on the USS Constellation during the war.We had met several Navy buddies that he had kept in touch with after their service. In the Navy, Grampa was affectionately called Grit in nod to his Southern upbringing. Beats being called Flash because you are so slow. (Love you Flash!). I was flabbergasted to discover that Grammy never saw Grampa in his Navy uniform. He always changed out before meeting up with her.