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Veterans Day

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November 11th

 

Assignment

Veterans Day.docx

 

About Veterans Day

Great Britain, France, and other countries celebrate November 11th as Armistice Day to commemorate the ending of World War I on November 11, 1918. Canada celebrates Remembrance Day on this same date.

The history of the Veterans Day in the United States is as follows:

1919 - President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11th as Armistice Day to remind Americans of the tragedies of war.

1938 - The day becomes a federal holiday.

1954 - Congress changes the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day to honor all United States Veterans.

Today, in the United States, Veterans Day commemorates the courage and patriotism of all the men and women who have served in the United States military.

 

 

 

US Air Force                          US Army                            US Marines                       US Navy                           US Coast Guard

 

 

 

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Air Force . . . Naval Aviation . . . Marines . . . Coast Guard . . . Army . . . Navy . . . Submarines. . . Aircraft Carriers. . . Battleships . . . Navy: Hovercraft . . . Naval Missiles . . . Pre WWII Military Biplanes . . . Miscellaneous . . . Nuclear Explosions . . . Conventional Explosions . . . Military Damage Asia. . . . . . Military Damage Europe . . . Radar & Antennas . . . . . . Research . . . Aircraft Cockpits . . . Wing Leading Edges . . . Black & White . . . Aircraft Models . . . Ship Models . . . Scouting 

 

 

http://www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday/

 

 

 

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World War I (World War One) was a huge war fought from 1914 until 1918. It was called the Great War while it was being

 

(1)____________________. America entered the war in (2)_______________________. 32 countries fought in this war: the Allies (Great Britain, Russia, Japan, Serbia, (3)____________________, and others) battled the Central Powers (Germany, Bulgaria, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, and others).

Almost 9 million people were (4)_______________________ during WWI, and 21 (5)_______________________ were

(6)_______________________. This was the first war in which (7)_______________________ were used.

The (8)_______________________ won the war; it ended with an armistice (a (9)_______________________) signed at 11 AM on Nov. 11, 1918 (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th (10)_______________________) and the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in June, 1919.

This war resulted in many changes in European country (11)_______________________, the end of the (12)_______________________ of the monarchies in Europe and the formation of the League of of (13)_______________________ (an international peace-keeping organization that was (14)_______________________ after failing to prevent World War II).

Although World War I was called "The war to (15)_______________________ all wars," it did not have that effect at all - there were many major

(16)_______________________ to come.

Veteran's Day honors US war veterans. It began as a celebration of the peace after (17)_______________________ War I ended, and was originally called Armistice Day; the armistice (peace treaty) ending WWI was signed on November 11, 1918. Armistice Day became an official federal

(18)_______________________ in 1938. The holiday was renamed (19)_______________________ Day in 1954, and became an official holiday honoring all US veterans. Veteran's Day is observed on (20)_______________________ 11 each year.

 

 

 

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

 

 

 

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Veterans Day ActivitiesTomb of the Unknown Soldier - Facts and Information

 

1. How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of the Unknowns and why?

Answer

 

2. How long does the guard hesitate after his about face to begin his return walk and why?

Answer

 

3. Why are the guard's gloves wet?

Answer

 

4. Does he carry his rifle on the same shoulder all the time and if not, why not?

Answer

 

5. How often are the guards changed?

Answer

 

6. How many Sentinels have been female?

Answer

 

ETERNAL REST GRANT THEM O LORD, AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM.

In 2003 as Hurricane Isabelle was approaching Washington , DC , our US Senate/House took 2 days off with anticipation of the storm. On the ABC evening news, it was reported that because of the dangers from the hurricane, the military members assigned the duty of guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were given permission to suspend the assignment. They respectfully declined the offer, "No way, Sir!" Soaked to the skin, marching in the pelting rain of a tropical storm, they said that guarding the Tomb was not just an assignment, it was the highest honor that can be afforded to a serviceperson. The tomb has been patrolled continuously, 24/7, since 1930.

God Bless and keep them.

 

 

Related Internet Sites

     Along with the sites given above, the following sites contain information related to veterans and Veterans Day.  Look at these sites and find out some incredible information about what this day means to our country and the people who have fought to defend it.

Major US Wars and Military Involvement: Webquests and Activities

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

United States Department of Veterans Affairs--Veterans Day

Virtual Wall

American Wars

Honoring Our Veterans--A Scavenger Hunt by Cathy Schroepfer

Vicki Blackwell's Veterans Day and Memorial Day Links

 

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