"Veterans and the Department of Veterans Affairs"
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides benefits to U.S. military veterans and their families. Right now there are 26.2 million veterans of the U.S. armed services. [ Read
Oct 23, 2012, 07:54 PST
Activities for Veterans' Day
Veterans' Day activities afford the schools and the local community an excellent opportunity to produce a variety of cooperative programs. Participation by patriotic organizations can enhance the projects suggested in this guide.
Oct 23, 2012, 07:45 PST
Freedom Files for Kids
At ClassBrain we're all about the kids so we've created this special section to help them explore more about the United States, her history, and current events. [ Read
Oct 17, 2012, 18:31 PST
The Origins of Veterans' Day
In 1921, an unknown World War I American soldier was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. This site, on a hillside overlooking the Potomac River and the city of Washington, became the focal point of reverence for Americas veterans.
Oct 17, 2012, 11:20 PST
ClassBrain's Veterans' Memories Project Kit
ClassBrain's Verterans' Memories Kit is available in the lesson plan, "A Look Into Our Past - E Company." Keep the memory alive of a family member that served in the Armed Forces. Download the forms and use the resource links to prepare an oral history that will be a lasting legacy. Don't wait until it's too late to preserve their story. This project is run in conjunction with the Library of Congress. [ Read
Oct 17, 2012, 08:00 PST
Folding the American Flag
You may know that the American flag is folded 13 times, but you might not know why.
Oct 16, 2012, 13:08 PST
Veterans' Day Printables
Check out these cool activity pages we've created to help you celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Veterans' Day!
Oct 13, 2012, 11:24 PST
The Story of the Buddy Poppy
These simple flowers grew en mass over the grave sites on the Western Front. They soon became a symbol associated with Veterans. Read how donations for the poppy help Veterans in this article...
Oct 12, 2012, 13:19 PST
The Story of War Poetry
There are many tried and true methods for reflecting and remembering difficult times in our lives. Two poets who address this situation clearly and poignantly are John McCrae and Wilfred Owen. Read their stories in this article...
Oct 12, 2012, 13:14 PST
The Story of the Tomb of the Unknowns
After the Great War in 1921, the very first unknown soldier was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Check out this section to find some great information on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Oct 11, 2012, 13:30 PST
Veterans' Day Learning Links
Check out this section for additional learning links on all aspects of Veterans' Day!
Oct 11, 2012, 10:04 PST
Veteran's Memorial Road Race
â€śThe only USA Track & Field-certified 11K running in American that honors our veterans (past, present and future) on their national day of recognition - VETERANS DAY.â€ť
Oct 11, 2012, 08:02 PST
Veterans' Day and Armistice Day
Armistice Day was in honor of World War I, but Veterans' Day is in honor of every war that the United States has fought. Read about both in this article...
Oct 11, 2012, 06:00 PST
Veterans' Day is the perfect time to learn more about the United States and her history. Explore ClassBrain's Freedom Files for past and present information. [ Read
Oct 10, 2012, 18:13 PST