In truth, there's only two things necessary for that to happen. Good food and lots of family.
I wanted to get a picture of my kids with all their cousins; They have 21, but one was missing.
Obviously, we are not only thankful, but have great gratitude for our God, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and also for all those who have gone before us and sacrificed their lives, liberties and fortunes so that we might enjoy all that we have in America today.
Our kids do understand (to different degrees, of course) the rich heritage we enjoy in our faith and in our country.