Veterans Day worksheet

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Directions : Read the following short book about Veterans Day. Practice your highlighting skills, using the mouse OR the mouse, shift key and arrow keys.

1. Highlight the title of the book . Once highlighted, click on the underline key in the upper left corner of the toolbar to underline the title .

2. H ighlight all the words, “veteran.” “veterans,” “Veterans Day.” Once highlighted, change the font size to 16.

3. Highlight all the dates and change them to italic print.

4. Highlight one sentence or paragraph that you feel is the most important in this book and change the writing to bold (click on the B in the upper left corner of the toolbar.)

5. When you are done, print your work: File, Print, Copy room; number of copies = 1.

Taken from: Rookie Read-About Holidays Veteran's Day by Jacqueline S. Cotton

Do you know a veteran?

Veterans are men and women who were in the armed forces - the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard.

Veterans worked hard to keep our country a safe place to live. On Veterans Day, Americans show that they are thankful for these men and women.

We celebrate Veterans Day on November 11.

Veterans Day was first called Armistice Day. Armistice Day began after World War I ended on November 11, 1918.

Armistice Day was a day to remember the veterans from World War I. American fought in other wars after World War I, so Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day.

Veterans Day is not just for people who fought in wars. We also remember the people who kept our country safe in times of peace. People in the armed forces also perform many other jobs for which we are thankful.

People have different ways of showing veterans that they are thankful. Some people visit veterans in hospitals.

People go to Veterans Day parades. They watch veterans march.

Some people fly flags outside their homes.

Many people buy bright red paper poppies. Veterans sell these red flowers to help veterans and their families. These paper flowers look like the poppies on the World War I battlefields.

On Veterans Day, many people visit cemeteries. They put flowers and flags on veterans' graves.

At 11 o'clock in the morning on November 11, many people stay silent for two minutes. They remember those people who died to help protect our country.

The President of the United States places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day. This wreath honors all the men and women who lost their lives in wars.

You do not have to know veterans to thank and remember them. These men and women protected our country and made it a safe place to live.