"Besides getting involved, show your kids good citizenship by flying the flag and attending Veterans Day ceremonies and Independence Day parades. And always thank a veteran when you see one; that makes an impression on your children," she says.
"You don't have to be an expert to do this," Ms. Tinlin says. "It's easy to spark an interest in history within your children. Read the founding documents together, and about what these documents mean for your kids in their lives to make it real for them."