Veterans Inspiring Patriotism
Bring living history to your school or organization.
Through the Veterans Inspiring Patriotism (VIP) program, Veterans visit classrooms and youth organizations to share personal stories while also delivering educational material that specifically focuses on the roots of our constitutional republic: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the U.S. Flag.
Additionally, students learn about the roles and responsibilities associated with a life of active, engaged citizenship. Led by a trained Veteran, the program is offered FREE and typically lasts 30 – 50 minutes in length. Designed to be customized to all grade levels, the presentation features a video, personal testimony by a U.S. military Veteran, followed by a question and answer session.
Participating classrooms and youth organizations receive free American flags and copies of the U. S. Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence. JFI also offers fun activity sheets that may be used to thank your Veteran speaker!
“Thank you for coming to speak to us. You were very inspiring. I now know what it truly means to be an American.”
- Jesse, Third Grade
The new ASU chapter of the Veterans Heritage Project
This student organization is now accepting new members that are interested in learning history, from WWII to recent conflicts, first-hand from a veteran, how to write, tell, and publish their stories, and participating in civic engagement events to enrich the connection with veterans in your community.