that Veteran's Day is also the feast day of St. Martin of Tours. He is one of the patron saints of soldiers!
I had some great plans to celebrate the feast of St. Martin, or rather, Martinmas day, including making these cool lanterns. (I had previously seen this craft in Catholic Traditions in the home and Classroom--There are so many great ideas in this book.) But, being Sunday, it ended up being very hectic, and we didn't have the chance. Maybe we will get a chance to make them today, or else I will put the craft on hold till next year.
We did, however, read a short story about St. Martin of Tours from one of two books I just purchased. These books are BEAUTIFUL, and I thought I would let you all know about them.
Saints: Lives and Illuminations and More Saints: Lives and Illuminations by Ruth Sanderson
Each page has a short story about a different saint along with a full colored Renaissance style picture of the saint!
The Girls loved looking through all the pictures. These would have made great Christmas gifts... I just wasn't able to wait till then! :)