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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

Photo, African American children..., 1885-1966, James Wells, Nollau Collection.

Collects photographs, texts, and oral histories drawn from 15 Kentucky colleges [...] »

Screencapture, Local War Stories: Bob Doherty

World War II veteran Bob Doherty shares his personal memories of the war. [...] »

Letter, July 23, 1863, Newton Scott, Letters from an Iowa Soldier. . .

Read a firsthand account of army life during the Civil War. See the battles [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Browse strategies for teaching about service

Photo, Korean War Memorial, D.C., Feb. 12, 2006, Carol M. Highsmith, LoC

How do your students celebrate 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 [...] »

WWII Memorial. Teachinghistory.org

What meanings does the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC, have? [...] »

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Quizzes

Test your military and Veterans Day knowledge!

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

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

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

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