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Take a Veteran to School

DoDEA schools around the world are invited and encouraged to participate in Take a Veteran to School Day. This annual event, which takes place the week of November 11, is a national program developed by HISTORY in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education to link our veterans with students nationwide. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools can invite veterans of all backgrounds to share their stories and receive thanks for their service.

DoDEA schools can participate in this program on or around Veterans Day as well as plan events year-round to honor veterans and hear their stories of service. HISTORY has created curriculum guides for grades K-12 and an easy 'how-to' guide for organizing a Take a Veteran to School Day event.

The information can be accessed at the Veterans Hub website on History.com.

On this site, you will also find guidelines for interviewing veterans as well as links to the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress.

An additional resource for honoring veterans is the Medal of Honor: Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice website. This website is designed by teachers in an effort to provide students with opportunities to explore the important concepts of courage, commitment, sacrifice, patriotism, integrity, and citizenship and how these values can be exemplified in daily life.

All veterans have important stories to tell, and Take a Veteran to School Day is a great platform for oral history and community-based projects involving veterans.

Printable Posters

Principals and Teachers - below are three downloadable and printable posters supporting Take a Veteran to School Day for you to use in your schools and classrooms.

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Resources

history_logoTake a Veteran to School: Take a Veteran to School Day is a national program developed by HISTORY to link veterans with students nationwide.

Medal of HonorMedal of Honor: Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice, is a resource designed by teachers to provide students with opportunities to explore the important concepts of courage, commitment, sacrifice, patriotism, integrity, and citizenship and how these values can be exemplified in daily life.