Remembering Our Veterans This Veterans Day

Grace W. '18, Reporter

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Veterans Day all started after one of the most deadly wars in America’s history, World War I also known as “The Great War.”

“I have great respect for those who have served for our country and wish there was something more we could do show respect to them.” Says Sydney Franenfeld ’18.

Veterans Day was not always called Veterans Day it was originally called armistice day. This day became approved for a national holiday on May 13, 1938. This day was to honor and remember lost soldiers in World War I. Then, after World War II Armistice changed to Veterans Day on June, 1 1954, to honor all military veterans.

The importance of this day needs to be stressed more and military personnel deserves more recognition than they receive. They fight for our country, do what most dread, and they do it with honor. They fight for our country so we can continue living the way we do.

“The U.S. military does so much for all citizens they deserve more than what they are given.” Says, Emma Odom ’18.

Veteran Day is important because it recognizes those that are still alive and gave up a portion of their life to serve the United States. No matter how long someone served in the military it is still honored because they did something that most could not bear to do.

Many people confuse Veterans Day with Memorial Day which is a day which we remember military members that have passed away rather than those who previously served and are still with us.

Veterans Day is a classified as a national holiday meaning most schools, stores, and restaurants will be closed along with government run offices. However, this year the holiday falls on a Saturday.

An interesting fact about Veterans day is the actual spelling of the holiday. According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it is spelled without an apostrophe “because it is not a day that ‘belongs’ to veterans, it is a day for honoring all veterans.”

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