Veterans Day Lesson


Veterans Day Lesson

Veterans Day is on November 11. It is an American holiday to honor people who have completed military service or who are currently serving in the military. It is a federal holiday, so schools, banks, post offices, and government buildings are closed. This year it will be on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. 

Who do we honor on Veterans Day?

  • We honor all of America’s veterans and soldiers.
  • Veterans are people who have served in the armed forces. Soldiers are people who are currently serving in the armed forces.
Army Medals and Ribbons

How many military branches does the United States have?

  • There are five U.S. military branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.
  • The President of the United States is the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. military.
Which military branch has the most soldiers?
The U.S. Army has more soldiers than the other military branches. It is also the oldest branch.

The Army is responsible for land-based military operations and includes the National Guard and the Army Reserve.
Sailor in the U.S. Navy

Which military branch specializes in seaborne operations?

  • The U.S. Navy specializes in seaborne operations.
  • The Navy uses ships, submarines, and planes to protect waterways like oceans and lakes.
Marine Soldier

What are the duties of the Marines?

  • The Marines conduct special military operations that require landing on foreign soil from bodies of water.
  • Marine operations include land-air power.
Air Force Soldier

What are the duties of the Air Force?

  • The Air Force uses planes and other types of aircraft in military operations.
Coast Guard Boat

What are the duties of the Coast Guard?

  • The Coast Guard protects the coast of the United States, enforces maritime laws, conducts search and rescue operations, and much more.


Veterans Day Quotes 2019, Happy Veterans Day Quotes Thank You Sayings
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Author: Dennis Hickey

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