VETERAN'S DAY: Interview with a World War II Veteran

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Celebrate Veteran’s Day with a virtual field trip to Colorado. Hannah interviews a World War II Veteran and hears more about the history of World War II from a man who served our country in its time of need.

For a more meaningful holiday link to the fun websites with this episode. Write to a serviceman or servicewoman overseas, learn about life as a child during World War II or interview a Veteran that you know. Make this Veteran's Day a special day for all those who have served our country.

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Other Fun Websites

  • Collect the Memories of the War Years

    Interview relatives, friends, and neighbors who are old enough to remember the War. Gather the memories of veterans, women, men, people who remained on the home front, and children. This website will get you started.

  • Letters from Home

    Use the month of November to join a letter-writing campaign to servicemen and women deployed overseas.

    Letters can be sent to: Packages From Home Attention: Letter Project, 1201 S 7th Ave.,Suite 50, Phoenix AZ 85007. For letter-writing guidelines, go to this website.


  • Create a World War II Poster

    Posters were used to influence public opinion and support for the War. You can find lots of examples at this website. Now create your own original poster for World War II.


  • The Homefront

    ThinkQuest, an educational web site building contest for high school kids world wide. This site was built by students just like you. Check out their website about life on the home front during World War II.


  • Life as a Child in World War II

    The Second World War (World War 2) lasted from 1939 to 1945. It was fought in Europe, in Russia, North Africa and in Asia. 60 million people died in World War 2. About 40 million were civilians. Children as well as adults were affected by the war. This site will tell you what the war was like for children, mainly in Britain but in other countries too. This site tells you what it was like to be a child during the war. Includes pictures of a 1940's home, a rationing challenge, and letters by kids like you.

  • Veteran's Day

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides many services and benefits for veterans.  To learn more about Veteran's Day and you can celebrate it in your town, click on this website.


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