Veterans in the Classroom

Teaching Respect for the Nation, Flag Honors, Military Service and Citizenship

Veterans in the Classroom sends veterans to local schools. The Indian River Veterans Council is pleased to sponsor these visits and have vets explain how patriotism, honoring veterans, and respect for the American flag should be an integral part of American life. The students have the opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of military service, history, and patriotism.

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Honoring the Sacrifices of Our Veterans

Veterans' Day Program

Veterans explain the significance of Veterans’ Day and why we observe it on November 11. • Introduction of the speakers
• History of Veterans’ Day
• DVD- “I Fought for You” (four minutes, fifteen seconds) A gripping patriotic video that honors our veterans, remembers the fallen, and teaches about the price of our freedom.
• History of the American Veterans: From Minutemen to Grunts
• Student Q&A
• DVD “Eulogy”

Honoring Our Country

Americanism Program

Veterans explain the symbols of the United States and proper flag protocol. • Pledge of Allegiance and meaning
• DVD: Red Skelton
• US Flag Code and Myths
• Our National Anthem and the War of 1812
• Student questions and answers
• Flag folding by students
• DVD: Depends on the time

Remembering the Sacrifices of War

Memorial Day Program

Veterans explain why Memorial Day is more than the first day of summer. • Introduction of speakers
• History of Memorial Day
• DVD: “Patriot Guard”
• Our local Memorial Day Remembrance
• Student questions and answers
• DVD: “Return to Makin Island” (seven minutes, twenty-six seconds) Recovery and return of nineteen service members who died on Makin Island in WWII

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Become a Veteran Leader

Veterans volunteers lead these programs. They generally wear their uniforms and may be officers or enlisted. Veterans who lead the programs report that the students are very enthusiastic and have many questions. To become a volunteer leader, please call 772-410-5820

Interested Educational Institutions and Teachers

Please call 772-410-5820 to set up a visit. Veteran leaders ask that they are given at least one month’s notice.


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If you are or know a veteran that needs assistance, please call 772-410-5820.

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