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I took my daughter to place a flag at my grandfather’s grave this morning in tribute to his service in the Army this Veterans Day. She is just 3 years old, so still a bit young to understand the holiday’s history, but there are a few movies out there to enjoy with your kids while also teaching them about those who have served for our country.
All of the films featured here are available at Amazon — and some can even be viewed instantly. You might also want to check Netflix or your cable’s On Demand movie selection for these same titles to enjoy tonight or this weekend with your family.
1. What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?
The Peanuts Gang travel through France and discover the places and events of World Wars I & II.
2. All Aboard America
For the littles, a bald eagle and his patriotic friends offer a sing-a-long about our country’s history. Perfect for toddlers on up to age 8.
3. Liberty’s Kids
This 40-episode animated series is more than a movie, but tells the tale of two young teens during the American Revolution and is great for kids ages 4-10.
4. Paul Revere: Midnight Ride
A fabulous, animated account of the “shot heard round the world” and Paul Revere’s famous ride to warn the American colonials of the arrival of British soldiers before the American Revolution.
5. Taking Chance
For the older kids, Taking Chance focuses on the life of a soldier serving and dying in Iraq, and the journey of bringing him home to be buried with honor.
6. Arlington Field of Honor
This National Geographic documentary includes archival footage and real stories of heroes while exploring the rituals and history of Arlington National Cemetery.