Veterans Day History & Character Education

Publications and Resources:

  • Patriotism in Action book
  • Veterans Day started in Alabama poster
  • U.S. Senate Resolution
  • Photo of General Eisenhower-Weeks 1946
  • Telegram of General Eisenhower 1947
  • TV-Video of President Reagan 1982


  • The launch of America’s Veterans Day led by Weeks & Alabama 1945-54:
  • President Eisenhower’s leadership
  • President Reagan honoring Weeks as the “driving force” 1982
  • 10 Character Traits to Teach for Veterans Day, Rights, and Freedom
  • The campaign to restore Alabama’s legacy as  for Veterans Day
  • Resources teachers in the USA can use to teach Veterans Day History and Character
  • Case for teaching why and where Veterans Day started to students in U.S. schools

Birmingham, Alabama hosted the first national Veterans Day observance and has been a model for the nation. We share highlights about traditional and special events to tell more of the story and offer ideas to Veterans Day organizers throughout America [Excerpt from Patriotism in Action].

Posters are displayed in schools, city halls, tourism centers, and veterans chapters by patriots teaching Veterans Day started here, it’s significance to students, and why we lead.

Veterans Day Founding Education Page at Life Leaders Institute

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