This Veterans Day FHE lesson focuses on the sacrifices veterans make and how we can honor them.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
1. My country, ’tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims’ pride,
From ev’ry mountainside
Let freedom ring!
2. My native country, thee,
Land of the noble free,
Thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills.
My heart with rapture thrills
Like that above.
3. Let music swell the breeze
And ring from all the trees
Sweet freedom’s song;
Let mortal tongues awake;
Let all that breathe partake;
Let rocks their silence break,
The sound prolong.
4. Our fathers’ God, to thee,
Author of liberty,
To thee we sing;
Long may our land be bright
With freedom’s holy light.
Protect us by thy might,
Great God, our King!
Suitable for All Ages
Begin by watching this video. Before you press play, ask everyone to think about what veterans sacrifice to serve.
Read aloud: Veterans Day is celebrated every year to honor those who have served in the military. Our veterans sacrifice so much to serve. They leave their families and go to very dangerous parts of the world. They fight for our freedom so we can live in safety and peace.
It is important that we honor the sacrifice of veterans.
Ask: What are some ways we can honor our veterans?
If you have had family members who have served in the military, show some pictures and share stories. If you do not, talk about the leaders of the Church who have served. Finish the lesson by bearing your testimony of sacrifice and freedom.
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Rocky Road Peanut Clusters
-1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
-1 cup butterscotch chips
-1 tbsp vegetable oil OR shortening
-1½ cups roasted, lightly salted peanuts
-1½ cups miniature marshmallows
- Line a large baking sheet with waxed paper.
- Melt chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and vegetable oil together in a large microwave-safe container. I used a Pyrex glass measuring cup.
- Heat on high for 30 seconds, stir, repeat, until chips are melted and smooth.
- Quickly stir in the peanuts and marshmallows.
- Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the waxed paper. You can make them as large or as small as you like.
- Let set up in the refrigerator for 15 minutes before packing. Store leftovers (ha!) in an airtight container.
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Veterans Day Music & The Spoken Word
Watch this Veterans Day special from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.