Veterans Day is November 11. It is a day set aside to honor those who have served in the military.
November 11 was previously honored as Armistice Day, to commemorate the armistice signed between the allies of World War I and Germany, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western front: on the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918. The date was declared a national holiday in many allied nations, to commemorate those members of the armed forces who were killed during war.
You can teach your class about Veterans Day by visiting VA Kids, the official government Veterans Affairs website for kids. Your students can learn about veterans and Veterans Day, read cool facts about the US flag, and play Flash games and activities.
In honor of Veterans Day, I like to teach my kids the songs for each branch of the US military. The kids love to learn these songs.
Don’t play the songs from YouTube. Many videos are followed by comments that will get you and your students in trouble. Play the songs from official military websites: Army, Air Force (Click on Recordings), Marines, and Navy.