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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

Watercolor, U.S. Troops Burning the Cole House and Plantation, Knox Sneden, 1862

See the Civil War as it happened in Union soldier Knox Sneden's watercolors. [...] »

Historian Christopher Hamner introduces educators to the World War II Memorial [...] »

Screencapture, Local War Stories: Interview with Robert Vinson

Vietnam War veteran Robert Vinson talks about his experiences in Vietnam and [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Browse strategies for teaching about service

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

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

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 [...] »

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Test your military and Veterans Day knowledge!

Poster, Battle hymn, a new play..., c.1936-1941, George Goldschmidt

"John Brown's Body" keeps reappearing. What do you know about the song? [...] »

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? [...] »

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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