Teach Them Why They Died So That We Might Live

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by By Jim Daly , CP Contributor
May 27, 2013

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it said several hundred times:

It’s difficult to raise a child these days.

There’s the sliding culture to deal with, of course, and the loss of a unified Christian ethos, of a government attempting to force us to violate our conscience on numerous levels.

There are the practical demands of parenting, many of which seem more acute these days. Our neighborhoods don’t feel as safe or secure as they did when we were kids. At the age of six, I was riding my bike everywhere without a care in the world, but today, we’re reluctant to let our boys and girls peddle beyond our block.

memorialdayAnd there are so many things to teach our children these days, from being careful on the Internet to making wise choices in music and television. Back in my day, watching too much TV may have turned minds mushy, but an overdose of “Gilligan’s Island” didn’t compromise morals like much of the fare threatens to do to kids today.

So there are a lot of new things to teach our children. Important things. Critical things. But I would urge every parent to teach their children one more thing this week and emphasize it all the year through:

Teach them about the meaning behind Memorial Day.

Teach them about the men and women who died so [Read the full article here: Teach them Memorial Day]

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