Program SummaryThe Saluting America School Program empowers teachers to promote patriotism and raise youth awareness of sacrifices made by our nation’s active duty military personnel and our veterans. Through use of educational tools and suggested projects, educators customize classroom activities that teach young people about sacrifices made to protect our country’s freedom. Through selected activities and classroom programs, young Americans learn about patriotism, citizenship, and our history.
LITTLETON, CO – Veterans were honored recently at the World War II Memorial in suburban Denver, including some very special ones: those who stormed the beaches at Normandy on June 6, 1944, spearheading the invasion of Europe that led to victory in Europe. “Salute to the Greatest Generation D-Day+1+70 Years” was held June 7, 2014, [...]
Program ElementsThe Saluting America School Program elements include Tribute Cards, Tribute Contests, The American’s Creed Prints, and Distribution of completed Tribute Cards.
Tribute Card – A special card featuring a patriotic fine art photograph and a patriotic quote is given to each student. The student writes a meaningful “thank you” message to a veteran or an active duty military member. The completed cards with the personal expressions of thanks are distributed to military personnel and veterans throughout the world.
Tribute Contest – This competition is designed for student essays, videos, art projects or other creative activities that express the values they learned through this program. School districts are encouraged to recognize participating students.
The American’s Creed Print – This print is presented to each participating school. The print features a fine art photograph of Uncle Sam and excerpts from The American’s Creed that was created in 1917 with selected key phrases from historic American documents.
Worldwide Distribution of Tribute Cards – The Tribute Cards with personalized messages are distributed throughout the year. Cards are given to veterans and military personnel as an expression of appreciation for their service. Distribution is accomplished by students, school personnel, volunteers, and other public and private sector organizations.