Marching Songs

After the Veterans Day parade, you can get everybody marching to a tune of your own.

What You'll Need:

Drum

Tambourine

Other percussive instruments

Everyone loves marching songs. If you have ever marched to "Yankee Doodle Dandy" or "When the Saints Go Marching In" you know how much fun these songs add to a parade. You can make up your own Veterans Day marching songs.

Think of themes that go with the holiday, and make up titles such as "Peace Forever" or "War No More." Then write the lyrics to your song. These songs work well if the phrases rhyme.

When you sing the marching songs, call out the lyrics in a loud, clear voice. Use a drum, tambourine, or other instrument to keep the beat while you sing.

To get yourself started, sing these lyrics while you pound your drum: "Today's the day when we all say: No more war! War go away! All our soldiers are home to stay!"

Veterans Day honors the courageous soldiers who have fought to defend freedom. Make your own troop of brave soldiers next.

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