August 11, 2022

Today in History: Veterans Day

Today in History–November 11–the Library of Congress features Veterans Day, first celebrated as Armistice Day on this date in 1919. Designated by President Woodrow Wilson on the date the Allied powers signed a ceasefire agreement with Germany, Armistice Day was designated Veterans Day in 1954 to honor veterans of all U.S. wars. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section and then clicking the links below to learn more about this celebration of veterans and from the experiences of those … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Holidays

Celebrate with these primary source collections! New Year's Day Valentine's Day St. Patrick's Day April Fools' Day Easter Easter images A Slovak Easter Song Easter hymns Arbor Day Earth Day Mother's Day Memorial Day Father's Day Independence Day Labor Day Columbus Day primary source collection Halloween primary source collection Veteran's Day Thanksgiving Hanukkah Christmas Kwanzaa Dream Keeper, Kwanzaa full image Dream … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Veteran Teaching Resources & Strategies

"The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war." The Teaching with the Library of Congress blog provides some great starting points for using the Veterans History Project in class activities. More veteran-related teaching resources and primary sources are listed below. Veteran projects, … [Read more...]