How is this teaching about Veterans Day? There's no history on this worksheet. What there IS however, is grooming. Having kindergartners consider what branch they would be in? How is a 5 or 6 yr old supposed to make that decision? What criteria is a kindergartner using?
Smith's question is crucial. The most visible aspects of military life are the things that make good toys: ships, planes and tanks. But there's no warning on toy boxes that a decade of constant war on multiple fronts has left the US military stretched beyond its capabilities, which means soldiers can be involuntarily recalled: Active-duty personnel routinely serve multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.