Veterans Day Videos & Activities

Veterans Day, observed November 11, celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.
Watch these videos to learn about the history of the holiday.

Veterans Day – History and Meaning

Appropriate Grades: 1–5

On November 11 we honor living and fallen service members. This video briefly explains the historical significance of Veterans Day.

Source: USA Patriotism! on

Length: 1 minutes 47 seconds

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History of the Holidays: History of Veterans Day

Appropriate Grades: 6–8

Watch this video to learn about the history of Veterans Day, first known as Armistice Day. In the United States, the November 11 holiday honors all veterans of the armed forces.

Source: History Channel on

Length: 3 minutes 29 seconds

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What is Veterans Day?

Appropriate Grades: 9-12

This video explains the history behind the Veterans Day holiday. Students will learn about the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany during World War I.

Source: Watch Mojo on

Length: 2 minutes 48 seconds

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