Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Citizenship Resources for Veterans Day



A Citizenship Question in Honor of Veterans Day

PODCAST: 
A 21-Question "Salute" for Veterans Day based on the USCIS 100qs
http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/vet-day-quiz.mp3

This quiz is based on :
  •  A 21-Question “Salute” for Veterans Day Quiz based on the USCIS 100qs (PDF) pdf

More Veterans Day Resources from uscitizenpod:
  • Veterans Day for Beginning Level ESL/Citizenship Students video
  • LearningChocolate.com U.S. Citizenship 12: Veterans Day activity
  • Veterans Day Quiz 2014 pdf
  • Veterans Day 2014 pptx google slides
  • Kahoot.it: A Veterans Day Kahoot! link
  • Veterans Day Salute 2012 video
  • Thank You Women Vets! 2012 video
  • N-400r-12j  Military Service pdf
  • Interview Based on the USCIS N-400r for Current and Former Armed Forces Members (8 pgs) pdf
  • Anh Thi Vu Interview's for Presidents' Day 2016
    Twenty-seven questions based on the N-400r plus ten USCIS Questions in Honor of President's Day. Note Anh's military service in the ROTC and Army Reserves. mp3 (2016) and pdf (2015)

More Resources

Check out more Veterans Day Kahoots! at Lest We Forget: Remembering Our Veterans Around the World activity

Also check one of the best ESL sites on the web: ELCivics.com: Veterans Day 

One of my favorite ESL sites: ESLPod.com Blog: When They Moved Veterans Day (Then Moved It Back Again)


VOA News

VOANews Blog: Native Americans Fight to Save Language That Helped Win WWII
During World War II, the U.S. military recruited Native American Navajo speakers and, together, they developed a code to send secret information past Japanese and German code-breakers. The code was never broken.

VOA Learning English: America Celebrates Veterans Day (2017)
November 11 is Veterans Day in the United States. But because Veterans Day falls on a Saturday this year, Friday, November 10 is a federal holiday.  A “veteran” is anyone who has served in the armed forces. Veterans Day honors the living. A separate holiday, Memorial Day in May, honors those who died in military service. (Read more)

VOANews: Lance P. Sijan Award Recalls Bravery of Vietnam War Air Force Pilot (2017)
Since 1981, the U.S. Air Force has been presenting the Lance P. Sijan Award to individuals who demonstrate the highest qualities of leadership in the Air Force and in their lives. It is one of the most prestigious awards given by the Air Force. It's name honors the bravery  of an Air Force pilot who was shot down in 1967 during the Vietnam War -- Lance P. Sijan. VOA's Nikoleta Ilic has the story on this Veteran's Day holiday.

VOANews: N.Y. Veterans Day Parade to Honor Two WWII Heroes
Two distinguished Americans who made their mark both during and after World War II will be honored at Wednesday's Veterans Day parade in New York. This was the first time acclaimed TV writer Norman Lear, who was B-17 gunner during the war, and educator Roscoe Brown, a fighter pilot who was one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, had met, but not the first time their lives had crossed. VOA’s Bernard Shusman reports.
Originally published at -http://www.voanews.com/media/video/new-york-veterans-day-parate-honor-two-world-war-two-heroes/3052053.html

VOANews: Military Brides Get Free Wedding Gowns on Veterans Day
On Veterans Day, the United States recognizes its military service members for the personal sacrifices they make to protect the country. And for several years now, some bridal salons have been thanking them in a tangible way -- by giving military brides free wedding gowns. On this Veterans Day, VOA's Adrianna Zhang went to one such salon in Virginia and came back with this report.
Originally published at -http://www.voanews.com/media/video/3054450.html

VOANews: US Army Recruits Immigrants, Rewards Them With Citizenship (2009)
The U.S. Army is stepping up efforts to recruit more skilled soldiers by offering immigrants a fast track to U.S. citizenship if they enlist. The move comes as the Pentagon prepares to send several thousand more troops to Afghanistan and with the war in Iraq in its sixth year.

VOA Learning English: Veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan Become a Force in Politics
Soldiers returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are increasingly running for office and winning seats. They include four female veterans. Among them is Tammy Duckworth of Illinois.

And I stand here before you today because my buddies didn’t leave me behind. They literally lifted me up and carried me off the battlefield and saved my life. After everything they did to save me, I really feel that I owe them.”

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