Here’s some ideas for ways to honor veteran’s in children’s church this Memorial Day weekend.
Say the pledges to the American flag, the Christian flag, and the Bible.
Pledge To the United States Flag: I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Pledge to the Christian Flag: I pledge allegiance to the Christian Flag and to the Savior for whose Kingdom it stands. One Savior, crucified, risen, and coming again with life and liberty to all who believe.
Pledge to the Bible: I pledge allegiance to the Bible, God’s Holy Word, I will make it a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path and will hide its words in my heart that I might not sin against God.
Have an older veteran speak to the children about his experiences. A World War II veteran would be ideal, but a veteran from any war will do.
Have the children make cards thanking the veterans who attend your church. The cards can be creative, but make sure the children include a thank you for serving message.
Announce the names of the veterans from your church in children’s church.
Have the children sing a patriotic song. God bless America is a good choice.
Lead the children in a prayer for our service men and women.
Teach a lesson on spiritual warfare and relate it to how our veterans fight for our freedom. Jesus died for our freedom from sin and death.