A Salute to Our Veterans 2015 A Salute to Our Veterans 2015

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Waresboro Elementary Honoring Those Who Serve What is a Veteran A veteran is any person who has served or is still serving in the Armed Forces The Armed Forces The USA has 5 major military branches ID: 466151

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A Salute to Our Veterans 2015 Waresboro Elementary – Honoring Those Who ServeSlide2

What is a Veteran?A veteran is any person who has served or is still serving in the Armed Forces. Slide3

The Armed ForcesThe U.S.A. has 5 major military branches…..


Air Force


Marine Corps



Who are Veterans?Remember, veterans are people who are serving or have served in the military in times of war or peace. There are over 21 million living veterans. Slide5

What is Veterans Day? To view the brief video below explaining Veterans Day, click the link.


What is Veterans Day?As the video explains, November 11th

became a legal holiday called Armistice Day in 1938. It was created to honor veterans of World War I.Slide7

What is Veterans Day?This holiday was renamed “Veterans Day” in 1954. Today November 11th

is observed to honor and remember ALL veterans. Those who serve or served our country during times of war and times of peace.Slide8

Why Celebrate Veterans Day?The men and women in the Armed Forces take responsibility for our freedom. They make many sacrifices and risk their own lives to keep us safe. We celebrate to show them our respect. Slide9

Celebrating Veterans DayParades and special ceremonies are held to honor veterans.

People visit cemeteries to honor loved ones who served our country.Slide10

Celebrating Veterans DayPeople visit memorial sites to honor veterans. Pictured below: Memorials in Washington D.C. for the Vietnam War and World War II.Slide11

Local Memorial Site Waycross Army AirfieldWaycross Army Air Field Memorial. Fighter pilot training conducted here for the B40 .War Hawks

POWs from Germany housed here during WWII.Slide12

Local Memorial SiteDoughboy ParkSlide13

Celebrating Veterans DayPeople wear small flowers called “poppies” on their shirts. These poppies look like the flowers on the WWI battlefields.Slide14

Celebrating Veterans DayPeople fly the American flag and recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

People send cards to veterans.

People simply say Slide15

A Military TributeClick the link below to view a military tribute using the song “American Soldier” by Toby Keith.


One More ReminderWho do you know who is a veteran?Maybe it is your mother, father, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, grandfather, grandmother, cousin, neighbor, teacher, or coach. Be very proud of them. They have helped keep us safe and free.

Have you thanked a veteran today?Slide17