President Obama lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, honors 107 year-old vet
President Obama will lay a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier today at 11 a.m. ET, marking Veterans Day. November 11th is recognized as the anniversary of the treaty that ended World War I, and events are held throughout nations that were touched by that conflict. This morning, the president had breakfast with a group of veterans, including Robert Overton, who served in WWII and is the oldest living veteran at 107.
Related: PBS NewsHour Extra offers a special lesson plan designed to help students understand the significance of Veteran’s Day.
Also, PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs collected comments from children in military families living in Bahrain about what it’s like to grow up as a “military brat.”