Monday, November 7, 2011

Veterans Day Resources

Yikes! Where has the time gone?  With Veterans Day fast approaching, I probably should have gotten these links out there sooner. Apologies to those who follow this blog regularly – I’ll try to stay a little more up-to-date on these topics in the future.

Here are some sites for teaching kids about the countless contributions made by the men and women in the Armed Forces. But before we get to that… ,

Thank you, Dad, for your service in Korea.

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs has produced the video below and a teachers guide to help educate children about the sacrifices made by men and women in uniform.

Tips for teaching kids about Veterans Day, from

VetFriends has published a video essay entitled “What do U.S. Veterans Mean to you?”

CNN Video: Remembering veterans who have no one. This is a very moving video covering Calverton National Cemetery’s NOA (No One in Attendance) remembrance service. It will move the strongest person to tears.

The History Channel’s Veterans Hub offers a number of teacher resources and ideas to help kids get involved with honoring our nation’s veterans. We are also reminded that “It’s Never Too Late to Say Thank You.” Below is a History Channel Video on The History of Veterans Day.

Last WWI Veteran on Video

Storming Juno, focusing on experiences of Canadian forces at Juno Beach on D-Day

The Best Websites to Learn About Veterans Day, by Larry Ferlazzo

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