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Vietnam And Veterans Day Presentation

  1. 1. Vietnam and Veterans Day Presentation Created By Stephanie T. Hatcher 4 th Grade South Effingham Elementary School
  2. 2. Veterans Day is an annual American holiday honoring military veterans . Both a federal holiday and a state holiday in all states, it is usually observed on November 11 . It is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, falling on November 11 , the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I . (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice .)
  3. 3. WHAT IS A VETERAN? <ul><li>A veteran is defined by federal law, moral code and military service as &quot;Any, Any, Any&quot;... A military veteran is Any person who served for Any length of time in Any military service branch. </li></ul>
  4. 4. OUR GUEST SPEAKER JAMES K. TILLISON, SR . Joined the United States Marine Corps in July of 1963 at the age of 17. He was in Boot Camp at Parris Island, SC for 12 weeks. After boot camp, he was stationed in Hawaii for approximately one year. He went from Hawaii to Vietnam and fought on the frontline for a year. After Vietnam, he came back to the United States and was stationed in Beaufort, SC. He married his wife of in September of 1966. In July of 1967, he left the military. His first child, a daughter, was born in October of 1967. His second child, a son, was born in July of 1970.
  5. 5. Vietnam is the easternmost country of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest, and the South China Sea to the east. With a population of over 86 million, Vietnam is the 13 th most populous country in the world.
  6. 6. Vietnam's flag, at left, adopted in 1945, features a star that stands for Communism. The coat of arms, at right, has the star along with branches of rice and a cogwheel that represent the importance of agriculture and industry to Vietnam. The shape of the star was modified slightly in 1955. VIETNAM’S FLAG AND COAT OF ARMS
  7. 7. The rice fields of Vietnam provide one of the primary foods of the Vietnamese people. Most of the people in Vietnam are farmers, and rice is the chief crop. FARMING IN VIETNAM
  8. 8. Dong Ha, Vietnam. Operation Hastings - Marines of Company H, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment take to the water as they move to join up with other elements of their battalion. (July 1966) (Picture courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.)
  9. 9. The Vietnam War (1959-1975) was bloody, dirty, and very unpopular. In Vietnam, U.S. soldiers found themselves fighting against an enemy they rarely saw, in a jungle they couldn't master, for a cause they barely understood.
  10. 10. Helmets, rifles and jungle boots tell a grim tale of the action fought by the 1st Brigade, 101st airborne paratroopers in Operation Wheeler near Chu Lai. This battlefield memorial honors the soldiers killed during the offensive between September 11th and November 25th, 1967.
  11. 11. The Purple Heart is awarded in the name of the President of the United States to any member of an Armed Force or any civilian national of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the U.S. Armed Services after 5 April 1917, has been wounded or killed, or who has died or may hereafter die after being wounded THE PURPLE HEART
  12. 12. &quot;The official name of the Memorial is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It is sometimes referred to as VVM or &quot;the Wall&quot;. This is not a war Memorial but a Memorial to those who served in the war, both living and dead. With the addition of one name added in 2009 the total is now 58,261 names listed on the Memorial. Approximately 1200 of these are listed as missing (MIA's, POW's, and others). The Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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  15. 49. A special thank you to our featured Vietnam Veteran, James K. Tillison, Sr.