With Veterans Day coming up on November 11th (2009), I decided we would spend this week studying the holiday.
- Veterans Day, formerly called Armistice Day, is celebrated on the same date that the Armistice (vocabulary word) was signed that ended World War I. This event occurred in 1918. How many years ago was that?
- In 1954, President Dwight D Eisenhower and Congress amended an act that changed Armistice Day to Veterans Day. This was done so that all veterans were being honored on this day, rather than just those who served in World War I. How many years ago did the US start calling Armistice Day, Veterans Day?
- Make a US flag with rectangles and stars.
- Interview veterans you know and graph what branch of the military they were in or what wars they served in.