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© 2017 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Graphics Vol. 33, No. 48 Here are just some of the ways you can honor military veterans on Veterans Day. Replace these words missing from the article. Many vistors use paper and a _______ or chalk to make rubbings of some of the names as a keepsake and reminder of their ________ to the memorial. This year marks the 35th anniversary of The Wall. Special events will be held in Washington, D.C. The Memorial was designed by a Yale University student named Maya Ying Lin. Can’t travel to Washington, D.C. to see the wall? There is a traveling replica of The Wall that visits cities across America throughout the year. You can see the schedule at www.vvmf.org to find out where it can be seen. Standards Link: Civics: Students know how Veterans Day reflects the shared values, principles and beliefs of Americans. Make a card to thank veterans. You can send your card to a local VA Medical Center. Ask your teacher to invite veterans to your classroom. You can learn a lot from your guests! Have your school make a poster with the names (and pictures) of relatives and friends who are veterans. Photo courtesy VFW Post 1943 Sometimes called “The Wall,” the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a very ____________ monument. It is a place for friends, family members and people from around the country and the world to _______ to remember the sacrifice of those who died. The replica is 80% the size of the actual Vietnam Veterans Memorial, but it includes every one of the names. Photo by Hu Totya rom the mid-1950s through 1975, nearly 3 million Americans served in the Vietnam War. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. permanently displays the names of the 58,195 men and women who gave their _____ in service to our country. Draw a picture about V Veterans Day and send it to your newspaper newspaper. Maybe it will be published! Write an acrostic poem using the words “THANK YOU.” Begin each line with a word that starts with the letter shown and give it to a friend or family member who is a veteran. Circle the two identical Huey helicopters. When Maya Ying Lin’s design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was first selected, some people were upset by the unusual monument. People were used to seeing statues of men on horseback and other powerful tributes to military heroes. Maya Ying Lin’s design was unlike any other monument and not at all what people expected. But over time, The Wall has become one of the most powerful and beloved tributes in America, visited by over three million people each year. Ask a parent about a time they changed their opinion about something. Many people make rubbings at The Wall. Place a piece of paper over an object. Scribble back and forth gently with a pencil. Can you pick three stars that add up to exactly 100? HINT: There is more than one answer. Standards Link: Number Sense: Calculate sums to 100. Heroes Look through the newspaper and clip pictures and articles about heroes, past and present. Make a “Heroes” poster. Tell the reason why each person is considered a hero. Standards Link: Civics: Understand how participation in civic responsibilities helps preserve democracy. You can make rubbings of plaques, leaves and more. Create a whole book of the rubbings you create as a keepsake. MEMORIAL VETERANS KEEPSAKE VIETNAM COUNTRY DISPLAY SERVED NAMES WORLD CHALK PAPER HUEY MAYA YING LIN Memory Page Create a page so that in the future you can remember your life today. Look through the newspaper and select pictures and words that describe you and your life today. Use these to decorate a page all about you! Standards Link: Research: Use the newspaper to locate information. Find the words by looking up, down, backwards, forwards, sideways and diagonally. S P E C W O R L D E A Y A M D I P A I K Y V E T E R A N S A Standards Link: Visual Arts: Know how different media techniques communicate ideas. Complete the grid by using all the letters in the word NAMES in each vertical and horizontal row. Each letter should only be used once in each row. Some spaces have been filled in for you. L I H V V E P A P S C E N U R T E M L P H T I G E E R E A E A N L R S Y A S Y E L A I R O M E M N K K M Y R T N U O C S Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recongized identical words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns. On the 11th month, the 11th day, at the 11th hour, take a moment to stop for two minutes and remember those who served. Thank a Veteran Write a short note to say thank you to the many veterans who have served our country. NIE SpoNSorS Premier Properties Kings County Trophy Suzanne Marienau Cardoza, O.D.