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1 VETERANS DAY November 11 A National Holiday Made especially for you by… Ms. Makepeace Click here for the poster gallery Click here for the VA Kids Page

2 Veterans Day Veterans Day honors ALL who served in the military Veterans Day is observed on November 11th of each year.

3 Do you know the difference? Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day

4 Memorial Day Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring those who died serving their country. Memorial day is on May 30th; however, it is observed on the last Monday in May.

5 What is Veterans Day? A day which honors the men and women who have served in the armed forces, or military (alive or dead) November 11

6 What is Veterans Day? It is a national holiday. The whole nation or country celebrates Veterans Day on the same day!

7 What is Veterans Day? It is celebrated on November 11.

8 What is Veterans Day? It is a patriotic holiday.

9 What is Veterans Day? We say “thanks” to veterans for helping to keep America strong and free!

10 Who is a Veteran? Veterans are people who served in the military in times of war or peace.

11 What does “military” mean? Air Force Army (National Guard) Navy Coast Guard Marines

12 Veterans Day On 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.

13 The History of Veterans Day On November 11, 1918, an agreement ended the fighting of World War I 9 million soldiers died “The war to end all wars.” World War I

14 Armistice 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.)

15 More Wars... World War II ( ) Korean War ( ) Vietnam War ( ) Desert Storm (1991) Enduring Freedom (Sept. 11, 2001) "Operation Iraqi Freedom" began on March 19, 2003

16 Renaming Armistice Day to... Veterans Day First Armistice Day holiday - November 11, 1919 After the Korean War ( ) Congress decided America should have a day to honor ALL veterans (living and dead) Renamed Armistice Day ~ Veterans Day

17 TOMB OF THE UNKNOWNS November 11, buried an unidentified American soldier who died in World War I Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia unidentified American soldiers from World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War (until 1998)

18 TOMB OF THE UNKNOWNS Each Veterans Day there is a special ceremony honoring American soldiers killed in action.

19 Other 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

20 Other 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

21 VETERANS’ ORGANIZATIONS Groups of men and women who have been in the armed forces. Ceremonies for Veterans Day and Memorial Day American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars

22 VETERANS DAY TODAY Some offices and most schools are closed! Veterans make speeches Parades Wreaths and flags are laid at the graves of veterans

23 Internet Sites The D-Day Memorial Korean Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Tomb of the Unknowns


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