12. Veterans Day

Remember Dec. 7th! poster, designed by Allen Saalburg and published by the Office of War Information, Washington DC, 1942. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)Originally known as Armistice Day, Veterans Day occurs on November 11 in honor of the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918 that marked the end of World War I. In 1954, the name of the holiday was changed to Veterans Day by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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Veterans Legacy Program

In partnership with the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program, we offered free professional development sessions, beginning in 2022 that focus on America’s Unseen Soldiers, including African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, Latinas/os, and women who served. As part of this series, we are now offering a lesson unit from the 2022 program and Veterans Legacy Program On Demand videos from our previous program, “The Soldier’s Experience.”

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