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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

Avenge Pearl Harbor, Our Bullets Will Do It, c.1942-3, NARA, Flickr Commons

What did U.S. sailors mean when they refer to seeing "the meatball"? What did [...] »

Screencapture, Conversation with World War II PT Boat Veterans

Three World War II veterans share their stories of serving on PT Boats in the [...] »

Photo, Marines on Okinawa, 1945, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

More than 30 letters cover conflicts from the Revolutionary War to the War of [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Browse strategies for teaching about service

Screencap, IWitness Intro Video, IWitness Main Page, 15 May 2012

Delve into 20th-century history with Holocaust survivor and witness testimonies. [...] »

Photo, California Vietnam Veterans Memorial, March 19, 2007, rscottjones, Flickr

What do memorials say about history and how it's remembered? On Veterans Day, [...] »

Photo, 6th Grade DC Trip - Day 2, March 25, 2009, climbnh2003, Flickr, cc

Let your students go out on a limb, and they might just exceed your [...] »

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Quizzes

Test your military and Veterans Day knowledge!

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

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

Can you answer these questions on figures who took part in the French and [...] »

Photo, Berlin Airlift airplane[...], August 18, 1948, Joint Export Import Agency

Think you're a post-WWII expert? Test your knowledge with this quiz on the [...] »

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