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What is a Veteran?

Presented by Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum

with expert instructors Tim Neff and Michael Kraus

About Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc. is responsible for one of the only memorials in the United States dedicated solely to all of our military personnel, regardless of their branch of service, status, era or conflict. Our mission is to preserve a lasting tribute to those men and women who unselfishly gave of themselves in serving their country, particularly during American conflicts. Through educational outreach and programs supporting our veterans, we promote the significance of the facility to the community as a living memorial, an educational asset, and cultural treasure.

About the class

Veterans Day is a time to remember and honor those individuals who have served in the United States military. In this live, online class, we’ll learn about the origins and history of Veterans Day, with a special focus on the different decorations for valor that are awarded to our country’s heroes. We’ll also hear stories about these individuals as we put ourselves in their place and ask, “What would I do?”

Meet your instructors, Tim and Michael.

Tim Neff, Director of Museum and Education: A social studies teacher, Neff began working at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in 2002. He has since developed an education department that offers a variety of interactive and engaging programs.

Michael Kraus, Curator of Collections: A well-known military historian, Kraus has authored several Civil War books and has been tapped as a consultant for numerous films and documentaries.

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Historical Viewpoints Collection

After learning more about Veterans with Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, explore eras, holidays and traditions of the past with other classes in the Historical Viewpoints collection.