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Veterans Day

Are veterans visiting your school this Veterans Day? Even if your students won't have the chance to learn from veterans in person, they can listen to and read the words of veterans from World War I to the present day, thanks to the Library of Congress. FIND OUT MORE »

Learning Resources

Explore the experiences of American soldiers

Title graphic, American Experience: D-Day

Did you know that the gear a paratrooper had to carry could weigh as much as [...] »

Screenshot, Local War Stories: John Laukkanen

World War II veteran John Laukkanen shares his personal memories of the war. [...] »

Photographic sketch book, Head Quarters guard..., c. 1865, A. Gardner, Flickr

Presents medical and mortality statistics and records on 35,747 white males who [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Browse strategies for teaching about service

screenshot, veteranshistory project

Veteran oral history projects relate the classroom to real people and real life. [...] »

A letter from Jasper Barney, LOC

Historian Chandra Manning analyzes Civil War letters from black and white Union [...] »

Photo, Natick Moving Wall opening ceremony,Natick Soldiers System Center, Flickr

The topic is broad and multifaceted; online materials abound. [...] »

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Quizzes

Test your military and Veterans Day knowledge!

Letter, Henry Clinton to John Burgoyne, August 10, 1777, Henry Clinton, Clements

Benedict Arnold wasn't the only spy in the American Revolution. Take this quiz [...] »

Photo, USMA_29, May 25, 2009, Dancing Lemur, Flickr

You know the Purple Heart, but can you identify these honors? [...] »

Photo, Spc. Crisma Albarran UH-60 [...], March 14, 2010, U.S. Army, Flickr

Women have fought in every U.S. war, but only recently have they gained [...] »

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