Veterans Day 2017: Vets Plan To Boycott NFL Games On Sunday

Daily News Article - November 10, 2017

Questions

NOTE: An armistice is a formal agreement of warring parties to stop fighting. It is not necessarily the end of a war, since it might be just a cessation (a pause or stopping) of hostilities while an attempt is made to negotiate a lasting peace. The treaty between the Allies and Germany to end World War I is an example of a famous armistice.

For help answering the questions below, go to  va.gov's History of Veterans Day and FAQs

1. How did the heads of two veterans groups explain their decision to boycott NFL games this Veterans Day weekend?

2. Re-read the excerpt from Gen. Kelly’s 2010 Veterans Day speech. What idea from this excerpt most inspires you? Explain your answer.

3. What is the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day?

4. On what day is Veterans Day officially observed every year?

5. a) Why was Veterans Day called Armistice Day until 1954? Be specific.
b) Why was it changed?

6.  Who was the first president to issue a Veterans Day Proclamation? In what year did he do so?

7. a) Ask a grandparent how Veterans Day was commemorated when he/she was a teenager.
b) Ask a parent the same question.

8. Why is it important for every American to honor our veterans on Veterans Day?

9. Do you have any relatives, friends or neighbors who are veterans?  What do you think is the best way to acknowledge their service?