Crossing guards shepherd us safely across the street. They keep children safe from traffic throughout the year--no matter the conditions: wind, rain, snow or sweltering heat.
Since 2005, the State of Illinois has been officially honoring these individuals with Crossing Guard Appreciation Day, which is today.
Our friends at the Active Transportation Alliance put together a few ideas for honoring your local crossing guard.
- Download and present them with a certificate of appreciation: www.activetrans.org/crossingguard.
- Write a thank you note.
- Give the guard a gift card to a local business.
- Share a story about the great work that a particular crossing guard does in your neighborhood: www.activetrans.org/crossingguard
Visit www.activetrans.org/crossingguard to read comments people made about their favorite crossing guards in years past.