Free - Veterans Day: Celebrating Our Veterans

by  Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum

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In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day to = recognize the end of the “Great War” and the sacrifice of American servicemen for their part in WWI. Veterans Day, as it is now known, was approved as a holiday to honor American veterans of all wars in 1954. Today, it continues to be a day to celebration and honor American veterans for their willingness to serve and sacrifice for their country. Explore the history of Veterans Day through an interactive learning module with staff from the Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum. Our staff will cover the six branches of the United States Armed Forces, the definition of a ‘veteran’ and the history of Veterans Day. 

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50 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5, Homeschool/Family , Learning Pod

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Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

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Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum

Casper, WY
United States

The Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum preserves and shares the legacy and impact of Wyoming's military veterans. We explore the past through the lens of personal experiences both in and out of uniform. For many veterans, service continues beyond their time in uniform. The WVMM also preserves Wyoming's military history, including the service and legacy of the Casper Army Air Base. The base trained bomber crews during the Second World War and later hosted the Wyoming Air National Guard during the early years of the Cold War.

Daisy Allen

Program Details


1. The program will open with introduction to staff and an assessment of the participants for prior knowledge of Veterans' Day and the United State Armed Forces.
2. Lesson will begin with aid of PowerPoint to talk about the six branches of the United States Armed Forces, describe the definition of a 'veteran' and showcase history of Veterans' Day.
3. After lesson, participants will be asked post assessment questions to ensure lesson objectives were met.
4. Time is allowed for question and answer segment after post assessment.


By the end of the program the participants will be able to:
1) Name at least three branches of the United States Armed Forces.
2) State the definition of what is a 'veteran'.
3) Tell why Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11th.
4) List at least two ways they can participate in Veterans Day activities.

Standards Alignment

State Standards

Social Studies
SS2.1.3: Identify people and events that are honored on United States holidays.