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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 »

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Explore the experiences of American soldiers

Screencapture, Local War Stories: Gustavus R. Ide Jr.

World War II veteran Gustavus R. Ide, Jr. shares his personal memories of the [...] »

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 [...] »

Title graphic, American Experience: D-Day

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

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Browse strategies for teaching about service

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 [...] »

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

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

screenshot, veteranshistory project

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

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Test your military and Veterans Day knowledge!

Sheet music, Wanted - a substitute!, 1863, Frank Wilder, Library of Congress

Both the North and South instituted drafts during the Civil War. Popular music [...] »

Does the movie "Glory" depict historical accuracy or wholesale fiction? [...] »

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

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