Directions: Veteran’s Day Cloze Words Activity- Print out and fill in the blanks below in pencil using words from the word bank:

Word Bank

holiday

1918

flowers

honors

11:00

War

official

November

Canada

veterans

Armed

countries

called

ended

bloody

morning

Armistice

11

Day

World

Veteran’s ________________, November 11, is a day on which many people around the world honor those who died at war.
It began as a celebration of the peace after ________________ War I ________________. This date was chosen because on November 11, ________________, a peace armistice was signed that ended World ________________ I (it was signed early in the ________________, but went into effect at ____ AM).
In the USA, ________________ 11 is called Veterans Day, and ________________ the men and women who served in the US ________________ Forces. Veterans Day was originally called ________________ Day in the USA. Armistice Day became a ________________ US federal ________________ in 1938. It was renamed Veterans Day in 1954, and became a holiday honoring all U.S. ________________. Veterans Day is observed on November ________________ each year in the USA. November 11 is called Armistice Day in many ________________ (including France, New Zealand, and others). In ________________, Australia, and the UK, November 11 is ________________ Remembrance Day or Poppy Day (named after the red ________________ that bloomed on the__________battlefields of Europe).

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