Veterans' Day (Part 1 of 5)

It's Veterans Day. (Image by jbelluch via Flickr)

Today, November 11, is Veterans Day in the United States. Originally “Armistice Day” commemorating the end of World War I, the holiday is marked by observances at Arlington National Cemetery and nationwide. Learn more below:

http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/
From the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Their page on the holiday’s history is here: http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp

http://www.history.com/topics/history-of-veterans-day
From the History Channel.

http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2011/1111_veteransday/
From the U.S. Department of Defense.
http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2011/1111_militaryfamily/
Also from the DOD: information about Military Family Appreciation Month (November).

http://www.history.army.mil/html/reference/holidays/vetsday/index.html
From the U.S. Army Center of Military History.

http://www.teacheroz.com/Military_History.htm
Finally, here is “Military History, Information, & U.S. War Statistics” from Teacher Oz’s Kingdom of History. Listed on the librarian-screened Infomine site.

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