This packet includes a great Veterans Day informational story that provides background information for the holiday. Students learn about the origination of Armistice Day, changes to the holiday, and how we observe Veterans Day today! Students will then answer questions about Veterans Day. The last activity allows students to write a letter to a veteran. Students use the information from the text and express their gratitude to a veteran. All in all, a neat set of activities to jump start students' thoughts about veterans and the impact veterans have on our history and freedom. This packet intertwines English Language Arts (comprehension) and United States history for students to enjoy! Happy Veterans Day!