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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

Official poster, Veterans Day, 2008, United Staes Department of Veteran Affairs

Learn about the men who fought for American ideals and survived. [...] »

Title graphic, American Experience: D-Day

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

Screenshot, Marines exercising, Marines.com

Why are the Marines known as "America's 911 Force"? Explore this division of [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Browse strategies for teaching about service

Photo, Hollem Howard, 1944, Women are contributing their skills to the, LoC.

Immerse your students in World War II battles, veterans, and services for [...] »

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

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

A letter from Jasper Barney, LOC

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

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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 [...] »

Photo, USAF aircraft of the 4th Fighter Wing [...], U.S. Air Force, Wikipedia

It's in the name: "Desert." How did the environment affect the Persian Gulf War? [...] »

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

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