Surfing the Net with Kids: Veterans Day

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Veterans Day

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November 11 is a day to honor veterans living and dead who have given so much to protect our country. This year, with our armed forces fighting enemies overseas and at home, Veterans Day is even more significant. Learn more at these five sites.



Computing Corner: Veterans Day

http://www.computingcorner.com/holidays/vets/veterans.html

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Just one of many holidays covered by Computer Corner, this Veterans Day tribute is fabulous but noisy. Hopefully your computer speakers have volume control within easy reach. Worthwhile sections include Origin of Veterans Day, History of Taps, and Facts About the American Flag (“The stars have one point up.”) And with our renewed interest in patriotic symbols, you’ll appreciate the words to all four verses of the Star Spangled Banner, along with the Pledge of Allegiance.



Last Living Veterans of America’s Wars

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/veteransday3.html

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When a witness to a significant historical event dies, we lose an important original source. And the only history we have left is what was written or otherwise recorded. These tables with numbers and dates remind us to take advantage of the living links to our past while we still can.
Many people have compared the September 11th attacks to Pearl Harbor. There are more than six and half million World War II veterans still alive. Is there a veteran your family or school or neighborhood you learn from?



Department of Veteran Affairs: Veterans Day

http://www.va.gov/pubaff/vetsday/

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For students and teachers, this government site is my Veterans Day pick of the day! I enjoyed browsing the poster gallery, clicking on twenty-four years of Veterans Day posters. This year’s poster can be downloaded in various sizes and printed or used as desktop wallpaper. Best clicks for teachers and homeschooling parents are the sixteen-page Teachers Guide (in Acrobat PDF); the Patriotic Fact Sheet (look for Activities for Veterans Day); and the Veterans Day FAQ (“What is the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day?”)



Haywire Veterans Day

http://userpages.aug.com/haywire/vetday.html

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Armistice Day was created in 1926 in recognition of the celebrated ending of World War I on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. This page tells the origins of Veterans Day, and is part of a larger site dedicated to the American flag and the history of America’s freedoms. Other sections worth exploring are U.S. Documents (visit for history of the Pledge of Allegiance) and History (where you’ll learn oodles about the American Flag.)



Stars and Stripes Forever: Veterans Day Quiz

http://www.familyeducation.com/quiz/0,1399,3-3830,00.html

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“Everyone knows it’s Veterans Day. But what do you know about this holiday and the American veterans it celebrates? Take the quiz and find out.” Five self-scoring questions (with the an explanation of each answer) cover the history and customs of the Veterans Day. Upon completion, you can jump to any of dozens of quizzes, some designed for students (check out Thanksgiving History Quiz and Winter Solstice Tradition Quiz), others for parents and teachers.




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