“ This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” Elmer Davis
What is Veterans Day?
Veterans Day is an annual American holiday honoring military veterans. It is usually celebrated on November 11, because it is both a federal holiday and a state holiday in all 50 states.
Why do we celebrate Veterans Day?
We celebrate Veterans Day because we want to honor the veterans who have risked their lives for our country. It gives us a chance to thank them for their service!
How did Veterans Day come to be?
On November 11 th , it was acknowledged as Armistice Day in 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson to honor the soldiers who fought in World War I. The name was eventually changed to Veterans Day on June 1, 1954 to honor all who have served.
Which is the correct spelling of Veterans Day? A. Veterans Day B. Veteran’s Day C. Veterans’ Day
The answer is A. Veterans Day. Veterans Day doesn’t include an apostrophe, but does include an “s” at the end of “veterans.” This is due to that it isn’t a day that “belongs” to veterans; it is a day for honoring all veterans.
What are some names of Famous Veterans?
Senator John McCain—Vietnam War
President John F Kennedy—World War II
Baseball Player Ted Williams—Korean War
President Jimmy Carter— World War II
President Richard Nixon—World War II
Singer Tony Bennett—World War II
Actor Alex Guiness—World War II
Laurel Springs School
Some of our own teachers are veterans.
Is your teacher a veteran?
If so, thank him or her for their service.
How is Veterans Day celebrated?
Veterans Day is often celebrated by:
Memorials held at War memorial sites
Ceremonies honoring local veterans
Flowers placed on memorials and military graves
What are some ways I can honor veterans?
Personally thank a veteran for their service, by sending cards or letters to Veterans Affairs (VA) Facility in your hometown. Another idea is to log on to www.anysoldier.com to find out where to send your letter.
Volunteer in places that help our Veterans
Fly a flag
Visit a cemetery
Visit a war memorial
Attend a parade
Websites to Visit to find out more about Veterans Day:
We present the following slides to you in honor of our veterans.
Joseph Ambrose, an 86-year-old World War I veteran, attends the dedication day parade for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1982, holding the flag that covered the casket of his son, who had been killed in the Korean War. Sacrifice
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? Thank a veteran today.