Veteran’s Day Resources

In a time of so many Hallmark holidays, I find it especially important to remember holidays of true importance.  As I start to reflect on this Veteran’s Day, I say a special prayer of thanksgiving for my brother, my father, my uncles, my grandfathers, several friends who served, and for my father-in-law who was killed in action.  For those who served and continue to serve, I say thanks.

Here are some resources I found as I look for resources to use with my students.

Videos–

2014 ESPN College Game Day Salute

http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/history-of-veterans-day/videos/history-of-veterans-day

http://video.pbs.org/video/1646885319/

US Department of Veteran’s Affair–http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/index.asp

Teaching History-Veteran’s Day http://teachinghistory.org/spotlight/veterans-day

Veterans’ Stories: The Veterans History Project http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/veterans/

PBS Veteran’s Day  http://www.pbs.org/pov/educators/veterans-day-lesson-plans.php

Poems of War and Remembrance http://poetry.about.com/od/ourpoemcollections/a/poemsofwar.htm

WWI Poetry: On Veterans Day, The Words of War-NPR  http://www.npr.org/2012/11/12/164808416/wwi-poetry-on-veterans-day-the-words-of-war

On Veteran’s Day, Stories of Heroes and Homecoming  http://www.npr.org/2012/11/11/164735893/on-veterans-day-stories-of-heroes-and-homecoming

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