In a time that has made it difficult to participate in on-campus activities—we have compiled a virtual celebration in honor of our veterans! Enjoy the following with your family and friends, from the comfort of your home. Thank you for your service!
There are many veterans and families of veterans within the Edison State community and we extend our gratitude to each and every one of them. The following poems have been submitted by members of this community.
Christina BrownleeLornette DallasCarl DeSantis
There will be many parades, concerts and ceremonies streamed online. Search EventBrite and Eventful for virtual events by location. The VA has also compiled a list of organizations offering virtual Veterans Day celebrations.
Due to the pandemic, many key service landmarks may be difficult to tour in person, but you can tour many facilities online. Some virtual tours of national monuments, museums and battlefields are listed below.
National MallVeterans and War MemorialVirtual Tour of Washington D.C.National Veterans Memorial and MuseumNational Museum of the US NavyNational Museum of the United States Air ForceGettysburg National BattlefieldThe Alamo
Your Veterans Day celebration could include watching a great military themed movie with family or friends. There is an extensive library of military movies and many are available for streaming. The links below provide insight into some of these films.
Veterans Day Salute to Military MoviesVeterans Day: A Salute From Hollywood22 Movies to Watch on Veterans Day10 of the Best Movies to Watch on Veterans Day
There are many great books written by or about veterans. Below are several title selections.
Dispatches by Michael Herr
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
Redeployment by Phil Klay
A powerful way to show gratitude is by reading and sharing poems of war, valor and sacrifice. Click here for some selections.
Veterans are more than faceless soldiers and it is important to recognize soldiers as individuals. Below are several online photo galleries that are worth viewing.
Veterans Portrait ProjectVetFriendsAmerican Legion Photo Gallery22 Striking Portraits of War Veterans Around the World
Music plays a big role in the military. Be sure to add music to your Veterans Day celebration. Enjoy this playlist of military marches.
Writing letters or notes to troops is a meaningful Veterans Day activity. Deployment can get lonely and human connection means a lot. Compose your note and choose an organization below to send it to a soldier.
Soldiers' AngelsOperation GratitudeA Million ThanksOperation We Are HereForgotten Soldiers' Outreach
Exploring the lives and duties of military service dogs is an engaging activity for the whole family. Below are several links related to these canine companions.
Dogs That ServeHelping Veterans HealMilitary Dogs | VideosWarrior Canine Collection's Puppy Live Cam