YOUTH PAGE

YOU ARE OUR FUTURE!!

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HOW WILL YOU MEASURE UP?

America's Sons & Daughters

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OUR SONS & DAUGHTERS

American's Brothers & Sisters

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OUR BROTHERS & SISTERS

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OUR BIRTHDAY

JULY 4th, 1776

INDEPENDENCE DAY  

TODAY

AMERICA IS 242 YEARS OLD!

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OUR FREEDOM

The Very Beginning

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OUR FIRST OATH OF ENLISTMENT

JUNE 14th, 1775


THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR

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The 13 colonies

Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts Bay, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

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The British

The 13 Colonies Win The War!

The United States of America is born!

AND NEW JERSEY HAS BOTH A STAR AND A STRIPE!

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General Montgomery

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OUR NATION'S VERY FIRST HERO

Sadly, during the war, General Montgomery was killed on New Years Eve 1775.


George Washington would write a letter about him calling him "a steady friend to America!"

OUR NATION'S FIRST MONUMENT

On January 25, 1776, Congress approved creation of a memorial for Montgomery—the first monument ever commissioned by the United States. Benjamin Franklin helped!

AFTER THAT TIME - OVER THE YEARS THERE WOULD BE MANY MORE BATTLES AND WARS!!

BUT OUR AMERICAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS KEPT RAISING THEIR HAND AND SAYING THE OATH OF ENLISTMENT - KEPT FIGHTING - AND TODAY WE ARE FREE THANKS TO THEM AND OUR UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES:


  • US ARMY
  • US MARINE CORPS
  • US NAVY
  • US AIR FORCE
  • US COAST GUARD


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BUT WE MUST REMEMBER!

OUR GIFT OF FREEDOM IS NOT FREE!

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Sadly, since General Montgomery, over 1 million of our Brothers & Sisters have been killed fighting for us.

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THEY ALL ARE OUR HEROES TOO!

AND WE CAN'T FORGET THEM!!

REST IN PEACE

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OUR U.S. SERVICEMEMBERS

WE MUST HONOR THEM!

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WE'RE FREE TODAY BECAUSE OF THEM!


OUR U.S. SERVICEMEMBERS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THERE FOR US.

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A PLACE TO START

There Is So Much That You Can Do To Support The Troops!

Operation Gratitude 


Through the generosity and hands-on efforts of the American people, we send Care Packages to all who bravely serve our nation...

 

FILL A CARE PACKAGE - Write a letter, knit a scarf, organize a collection drive, or engage in our many other ways to show your gratitude.

Click on the Picture!


Your Mom & Dad, Your School Teacher, Your Scout Leader, Your Coach, can probably help you even more!!


Be Sure and Ask Your Parents First Before Doing Anything...:)


Visit THE SUPPORT Page with them!! 

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OUR U.S. VETERANS

WE MUST HONOR THEM!

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U.S. SERVICEMEMBERS BECOME U.S. VETERANS.

When they're done serving in the Military most of them come back home and rejoin our society. 



Sadly, today, more than 82,000 U.S. SERVICEMEMBERS are lost. Not home yet!! 

That's more people than many Football Stadiums hold!!

PRISONERS OF WAR

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Family

MISSING IN ACTION

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Family

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Family

MANY VETERANS come back to work right beside us. If we see them - we can wave and say hello!

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Family

SOME VETERANS come back hurt and sick - not feeling well. Many of them are living nearby in VA Hospitals. One of those VA Hospitals is very close in nearby Lyons!

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Family

SOME VETERANS really need us to help them - somehow, someway - before it's too late and they fall right beside us!!

DON'T FOLLOW THIS EXAMPLE!

MANY ARE SO BUSY THAT THEY'RE FORGETTING OUR VETERANS! ENJOYING FREEDOM BUT FORGETTING WHERE FREEDOM COMES FROM.

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THEY'RE NOT SEEING WHAT THEY SHOULD...

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WHEN WE FORGET...

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WE ERASE OUR HISTORY!

WE ERASE THE MEMORY OF OUR FAMILY MEMBERS!

FOLLOW THIS EXAMPLE!

REMEMBER!

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BE THEIR WITNESS.


Being a Witness means that we're present - that we are able to testify that this all really happened! 

And that we know that MANY Gave Their Lives For Us!! 

 

HONOR!

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 BE THERE.


Being There means we're there - right beside our US SERVICEMEMBERS and US VETERANS!! 

And that we're there for their families too!

TEACH!

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WE'RE ALL STUDENTS - WE'RE ALL TEACHERS. 


Our National Flag is a living thing!!

Living Things Need Nurtured to grow!


When We Teach Others All That We Know Now - 

We're Helping OUR FLAG GROW!

A PLACE TO START

There Is So Much That You Can Do To Support The Veterans!

Veterans Day can be celebrated year round! By that, we simply mean that you can show appreciation for Veterans anytime... 


This article has some great ideas for both you and your Parents. 

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Again - Your Mom & Dad, Your School Teacher, Your Scout Leader, Your Coach, can probably help you even more here - Your Town probably has Special Events Planned throughout the year. Come Out And Meet & Support Your Town's Veterans On Veterans Day, Memorial Day!!

 

Again, Always Be Sure and Ask Your Parents First Before Doing Anything...:)


 Visit THE SUPPORT Page with them!!  

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FREEDOM

OUR FREEDOM IS A FAMILY AFFAIR!!

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ALWAYS REMEMBER. NEVER FORGET.


We're In This Together!!

America's Sons & Daughters

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OUR SONS & DAUGHTERS

American's Brothers & Sisters

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OUR BROTHERS & SISTERS