Veterans Day Lesson

Veterans Day (from

“Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect for you, our veterans.

This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country’s service and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on Nov. 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to “Veterans Day” in order to account for all veterans in all wars.

We celebrate and honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.”


I am a military daughter, sister and wife. Veterans extend from way up on my family tree to my parents (yes, plural all 4 of them) sister, brother in laws, and husband. So, I want to focus on that during class tomorrow.

I created this VETERANS DAY WEBQUEST to look at how FFA and agriculture connect with the military in the PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE. Feel free to use it in your classroom. It is an editable document you just need to save it to your drive first. CLICK FILE, Click MAKE A COPY, then SAVE to your DRIVE!

***Big thanks to Anna Bates from San Luis Obispo FFA for sharing the resources she had about FFA history which led me to this incredible blog from Dr. Moore a retired professor from NCSU. The blog, The Friday Footnote, focuses on sharing the history of rural American and agriculture education. Definitely worth a follow!***

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