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Our Freedoms and the Veterans Who Protect Them. Immigrants came to the US for many reasons - Barbara Barondess. History of Veterans Day.

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Our Freedoms

and the Veterans

Who Protect Them

history of veterans day
History of Veterans Day
  • VeteransDay is an official United States holiday which honors people who have served in armed service also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and RemembranceDay, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I.
history of veterans day1
History of Veterans Day
  • World War I officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919 in the Palace of Versailles.
  • The major hostilities of WWI were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.
history of veterans day2
History of Veterans Day
  • In 1954, the name was changed to Veterans Day.
  • It is a day to honor veterans who have honorably served in the military.
a poem for our veterans
A Poem for our Veterans

Venerable warriors who served with pride,

Even to the point of death,

They are the heroes we should recognize,

Extolling their service, our debt.

Remember their valor, their sacrifice,

Afford them the honor they are due.

Never forget the price that they paid,

Securing peace and freedom for you.

elements of poetry
Elements of Poetry
  • The main idea of this literary work is called the theme. What is the theme?
  • The author’s tone (use of words) is either positive, negative, or neutral. What is the tone?
  • The mood of the poem is the feeling the author tries to convey through the poem. What is the mood?
    • ho served with pride,
  • Even to the point of death,
  • They are the heroes we should recognize,
  • Extolling their service, our debt.
  • Remember their valor, their sacrifice,
  • Afford them the honor they are due.
  • Never forget the price that they paid,
  • Securing peace and freedom for you.
  • d recognize,
  • Extolling their service, our debt.
  • Remember their Venerable warriors who served with pride,
  • Even to the point of death,
  • They are the heroes we should recognize,
  • Extolling their service, our debt.
  • Remember their valor, their sacrifice,
  • Afford them the honor they are due.
  • Never forget the price that they paid,
  • Securing peace and freedom for you.
  • , their sacrifice,
  • Afford them the honor they are due.
  • Never forget the price that they paid,
  • Securing peace and freedom for you.
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MAP OF USA

Illustration of country and a few of the national cemeteries

http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/travel/national_cemeteries/list_of_sites.html

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USA

Custer National Cemetery

Gettysburg

National

Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery

Andersonville National Cemetery

St. Augustine National Cemetery

Barrancas National Cemetery

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Lee resigns from the US Army April 20,1861

  • Mrs. Lee flees Arlington House May 15, 1861
  • Battle of Manassas July, 1861
  • Union Army takes over house
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The Lee children and the slaves began their education in the school and sewing room. Mrs. Custis, and later Mrs. Lee, held lessons for the slaves in preparation for their eventual freedom. Mrs. Custis persuaded her husband to include a provision for the emancipation of his slaves in his will, just as George Washington had done.Workers discovered the globe in the attic in the 192s; it has never left the estate.”Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial

the beginning of freedman s village
The Beginning of Freedman’s Village
  • The War Department intended for the Village to be a temporary refuge where residents would be taught vocations and receive a basic education before leaving to find work elsewhere.
  • On April 16, 1862, Congress passed legislation freeing all slaves in the District of Columbia.
  • President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all slaves in the Confederate states January 1, 1863
freedman s village and use of the 1 100 acres
Freedman’s Village and use of the 1,100 acres.
  • The US Government had legally purchased the property at public auction in January of 1864.
  • Due to the lack of burial space in local cemeteries, the Army started burying soldiers along the northern border of the Arlington estate.
  • Some residents came to resent the strict policies and rigid lifestyle which was enforced upon them by the Army.
  • Rent collection became a serious problem as an inspector complained in his May 1866 report.
arlington cemetery history
Arlington Cemetery History
  • The Quartermaster General was not convinced that the cemetery was necessarily permanent, fearing that the end of the War might allow the Lees to resume control over Arlington and potentially remove the graves on the property. the
arlington cemetery s history continued
Arlington Cemetery’s History, Continued
  • To further ensure the continuation of the cemetery, Meigs ordered the construction of a tomb for unknown Civil War dead in the rose garden in April 1866. The remains of 2,111 unknown soldiers, recovered from battlefields in the vicinity of Washington, were sealed in the vault.
  • In August 1864, 26 bodies were buried along the perimeter of Mrs. Lee’s rose garden within a few yards of the mansion.
  • They joined some 15,000 Civil War casualties who had already been laid to rest at Arlington.
additional history
Additional History
  • Instead, the former Confederate General and his family settled in Lexington, Virginia where he spent the last five years of his life as the President of tiny Washington College.
  • The Cemetery became a permanent feature at Arlington.
  • The Lees never returned to live at Arlington estate.
  • Robert E. Lee and his wife decided not to pursue regaining the title to the mansion after the war, however, the family was later compensated for the estate.
  • The Government would close Freedman’s Village in 1900.