15 Resources for Veterans Day
On November 11, 1918, the Great War came to an official end with the signing of the armistice between the Allied forces (Great Britain, France and the United States) and Germany. One year later President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first Armistice Day to honor the soldiers who died fighting for their country in that war.
In 1938, just before the start of the Second World War, Armistice Day became a federal holiday. After the end of that war in 1945, there was a movement to expand the holiday’s purpose to honor veterans including those who fought in Korea, and on June 1, 1954 Armistice Day officially became Veterans Day with the intention of honoring veterans of all America’s wars.
We thought to bring together some of the relevant EDSITEment war lessons and NEH funded veterans projects, many with video, to support teachers this coming week, and throughout the year, to help students discover the historical context of the sacrifices commemorated on this day.
Note: W=website; L=lesson; V= video
The Civil War
The Civil War (V)
First World War
Second World War
The War (V)