Veterans Day is an official holiday in the United States observed every year on November 11. On this day, we honor the people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, also known as veterans. Veterans Day was first celebrated in 1919 as a mark to the end of WWI.
Celebrate this Veterans Day by brushing up on your knowledge of our military with this quiz.
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Who controls the military?
The president is the supreme commander of all branches of the U.S. military. The secretary of defense has authority over all other military matters.
Round 1: Facts, figures and stats
What are the primary branches of the U.S. military?
Don’t forget the Coast Guard. Along with the Air Force, Army and Navy, these branches make up the primary divisions of the U.S. military. The Marines technically fall under the Dept. of Navy.
Which was the first of the U.S. military?
The Continental Army, formed during the Revolutionary War, was rebranded the U.S. Army in 1784.
Which military unit is the smallest?
With only seven to 14 soldiers, and led by a sergeant, a squad is the smallest military unit in the U.S. Army.
The military is part of the:
Traditional military forces, Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy, fall under the Department of Defense. The Coast Guard receives orders from the Department of Homeland Security in times of peace and the Department of Defense in times of war.
Round 2: Troop life
Minimum age to join the military:
You must be 17 with parental permission and valid U.S. citizenship. You also need a high school diploma, since a GED may or may not be enough.
ROTC stands for:
The Reserve Officers Training Corps trains young people to be military officers in the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines by the time they finish college.
Conscription, commonly called the draft, was popularized during the world wars and Vietnam. The last conscription lottery took place in 1973.
Which color is not used in camouflage?
Camouflage is the traditional on-duty uniform for the Army and Marines. Modern camouflage includes green, brown and grey.
A stop-loss order forbids soldiers from leaving the service. President Bush signed a stop loss order in 2004, extending thousands of soldiers’ tours of duty.
A stop loss order forbids soldiers from leaving the service. President Bush signed a stop loss order in 2004, extending thousands of soldiers’ tours of duty.
Navy ranks from lowest to highest:
Each military branch uses a separate ranking system. Navy ranks from lowest to highest: Seaman; petty officer; warrant officer; ensign; lieutenant; commander; captain; admiral.
Round 3: Match the motto with the military branch
Semper fidelis (always faithful) is the motto of Marines.
Honor, courage, commitment:
The Navy proclaims: Honor, courage, commitment. These are its core values.
Semper paratus = always ready.
This We’ll Defend:
The “We” in the Army’s motto reinforces its collective and team effort, while the “Defend” stands as the Army’s main mission.
Which division of the military is the largest?
With more than 500,000 enlisted troops, the Army makes up nearly half of all the U.S. armed forces. From largest to smallest: Army; Navy; Air Force; Marines; Coast Guard.
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I am so proud of our veterans they rule. Just want them to know that I love them.
my dad is in the army and my grate grandpa was in the army and my moms grandpa was in the army(war war2)
i am really proud to be a american because i have more freedom in country and i like the people
I am proud to be american i still cry inside when i here about this
I really tahnk God for all those lifes who work hard to make us feel safe and protect us. They all have made a great job and I hope they enjoy this day on side of their families. God bless to all of them!
American proud of all of those amazing sweethearts people that think on us!
I’m glad we have people to protect our country
Thank you for protecting our country
Thank you for protecting the country
i`M PROUD ABOUT THEY MILLITARY FOR GIVING THEYR LIFE`S FOR US
We salute our country’s veterans and soldiers.
I am proud to be an american
I am proud that the army is serving our country
We are all proud to be an American. We think veterans deserve this day from all the protection and services they have provided for citizens.
proud to be an american i love all of you guys that served us all of these years!! <3
Why do we say in bad pics of Americans ‘I’m not proud to be a American’ but when we see a picture with a soldier in it we say ‘ I’m proud to be an American ‘ like really I’m proud to be an American either way .Show some respect for your country.
Proud to be free because of those who served and serving the United States !!!
proud to be an true American thanks go out to all the veterans that served !!!
I’m Proud To Be A Patriot!
I’m proud to be an american
i am glad that people are serving our counrty.
i’m proud to be a american because i am free’ than you people who have surved for our country