The American Legion’s “Our Country’s Veterans” comic book educates youth about what a veteran is, the variety of roles they can do in the armed forces, their service and sacrifice, how to thank a veteran and how to be a good citizen. The comic book has gone through a recent major overhaul to update veteran war eras – to include Iraq – uniform and dress style, diversity, a representation of all six branches of services and more.
“Our Country’s Veterans” comic book is available for purchase through Emblem Sales, Item No. 755.304. The cost is 75 cents a piece or 100 for 59 cents a piece. This comic book is an educational tool Legion Family members can give to elementary students to help them understand the military service of our men and women.
The story is about four youth who help with the dedication of a new veterans memorial, hear the stories and contributions of people they know who have served in military, and share in the importance of thanking America’s veterans.
The update to “Our Country’s Veterans” is part of the “Rally Around the Flag” campaign by The American Legion. Two other American Legion comic books, “I Pledge Allegiance” and “Our Country’s Flag” have also been updated but the new version of each are not yet available.