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.

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Published on Oct. 28, 2015

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  1. Jerome Trombley November 1, 2015 at 3:03 am

    Ironically, most schools do not teach anything about Veterans Day or the US Military. Many students believe that this day is only for our war dead and nearly none know why the day is on November 11th. I know younger veterans that do not know that the reason for the November 11th date is because this is the date of the armistice that ended WWI in 1918. It is so sad that the government has taken facts like these and the education about the US Constitution out of the school curriculum.

    • DannyG November 2, 2015 at 11:55 pm

      Mr. Trombley, ‘ya know Brother!, you even jogged this old vet’s memory cells with that one. America is the greatest country in the world, & her future ….. that’s it, America’s whole Future .. is being set up to be annihilated by “political correctness”. I am the grandson of Cherokee Indians & Legal Irish immigrants; no better than any other man, BUT if you try to invade my country, force your religion on my fellow Americans, or hurt innocent people because you think it’s fun – WE HAVE A PROBLEM!
      Americans need to leave politically correct to their elected “representatives” (politicians), and
      Start Being Proud of &Teaching America’s Future About Being American –
      not white, black,red, brown – like gov. Jindal said, no “hyphen”, just AMERICAN !

      man! I love the 1st amendment to the u.s. constitution !!

  2. Stuart Duncan October 30, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Wonderful teacher in Napa CA. She invites me and others vets to share our story. She then takes her class to California Veterans home in Yountville. I’m a Vietnam vet also a B17 Tourette gunner and POW shares he is 94

  3. Edward Soria October 30, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    When you are alone and having a cup of coffee on Sunday morning and your family is asleep- and you are reading your Sunday newspaper- it’s because Veterans have provided for you this quiet time. At this moment in time there are active duty men and women under the sea, above the sea, in the air, on the ground ready to defend your freedom- reading that newspaper.


  4. Cori October 30, 2015 at 6:37 am

    Incredibly important reason we, as Americans, have to celebrate. “The Legacy of Veterans Day” is a page everybody should visit. If you have some free time and can volunteer, it’s a great way to thank a Vet for their service. It’s also a pretty good way to show your children the importance of this aspect of our national legacy.

  5. DannyG October 29, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    Gita, it is a question asked of the teachers to prepare them. If teachers are actually allowed to TEACH about what an honor it is to be a veteran, and how important veterans are to America, without being censored, FREEDOM may ring for a long, long time!
    VETERANS DAY is the proudest day of my life! Americans celebrate it every time they enjoy the freedoms that make America the greatest country in the world!

    Thank you for your interest.

  6. douglas lemal October 29, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    I am glad i moved from pennsylvania as they do not support veterans day . I was greatly diappointed when living there
    and glad to live in florida because they support our veterans and teach our children to support veterans.

  7. Gita Mehta October 29, 2015 at 6:12 am

    Hi I am from India and i really excited to know how you guys celebrate Teachers ready celebrate veterans day.

  8. DannyG October 28, 2015 at 1:42 pm


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