9What is Veterans Day?We say “thanks” to veterans for helping to keep America strong and free!
10Who is a Veteran? Veterans are people who served in the military in times of war or peace.
11What does “military” mean? Air ForceArmy (National Guard)NavyCoast GuardMarines
12Veterans DayOn Veterans Day we thank and honor those who served in the military.Veterans Day is observed on November 11th of each year. This day used to be called Armistice Day.
13The History of Veterans Day World War IOn November 11, 1918, an agreement ended the fighting of World War I9 million soldiers died“The war to end all wars.”
14Armistice Day The agreement was called an "armistice." The world hoped that World War I was the war that would end all wars, so November 11 soon became known as "Armistice Day.“11th hour, 11th day, of the 11th month (November 11, 11:00 a.m.)
15More Wars... World War II (1939-1945) Korean War (1950-1953) Vietnam War ( )Desert Storm (1991)Enduring Freedom (Sept. 11, 2001)"Operation Iraqi Freedom" began on March 19, 2003
16Renaming Armistice Day to... Veterans Day First Armistice Day holiday - November 11, 1919After the Korean War ( ) Congress decided America should have a day to honor ALL veterans (living and dead)Renamed Armistice Day ~ Veterans Day
17TOMB OF THE UNKNOWNSNovember 11, buried an unidentified American soldier who died in World War IArlington National Cemetery in Virginiaunidentified American soldiers from World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War (until 1998)
18TOMB OF THE UNKNOWNSEach Veterans Day there is a special ceremony honoring American soldiers killed in action.
19Other Memorials World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA!!! Honors the men who died in one battle of World War II
20Other Memorials Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. - - a large bronze sculpture, The Wall lists names of nearly 60,000 American soldiers who died in the Vietnam War, Vietnam Women’s Memorial sculpture
21VETERANS’ ORGANIZATIONS Groups of men and women who have been in the armed forces.Ceremonies for Veterans Day and Memorial DayAmerican Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars
22VETERANS DAY TODAY Some offices and most schools are closed! Veterans make speechesParadesWreaths and flags are laid at the graves of veterans
23Internet Sites The D-Day Memorial Korean Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.The Tomb of the Unknowns