Check out the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Day Web page, which is full of resources for observing this special day, whether through learning about its background, or planning community or school-related events. Teachers looking for materials to help educate their students on the history and traditions of this observance can download and use our annually updated teacher’s resource guide.
The teacher’s guide includes tips on planning a school assembly, suggestions for classroom activities, information on available scholarships, and opportunities to learn through the Veterans History Project. Additionally, the Veterans Day poster gallery provides the option to download and print the latest Veterans Day themed poster for the classroom or other facility.
The VA’s Veterans Day page can help everyone learn more about the legacy of Veterans Day. Organizations can find out about membership in the Veterans Day National Committee, which oversees the national planning and coordination of the Veterans Day observance. And those who feel inspired to volunteer their skills with VA can connect with the VA Voluntary Service. Volunteers are a priceless asset to the nation’s Veterans and to VA.
Lastly, travelers with plans to visit the Washington, D.C., area during this time can find out more about the Veterans Day National Ceremony held each year at Arlington National Cemetery.
The video below is from Veterans Day 2013 at Arlington National Cemetery.