I can't wait to do this with my students! We spent the entire week of Veteran's Day discussing the different branches of the Armed Forces. This will be a fabulous culminating activity.
Your students can create cards or ornaments to be displayed on the Christmas Tree at the Vietnam Memorial. The ornaments are to honor our nation's veterans (past or present) and their families. The cards need to be received by Thursday, December 15, so I'm going to have my students start now.
While searching for crafty ideas of my class' ornaments, I have found searching for 4th of July decorations. has provided better outcomes than Christmas ornaments. Some of my favorite, easy crafts can be found at http://www.dltk-kids.com/usa/.
More information about the project and the mailing address can be found on the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Fund website.