Honor Those Who Serve

Learn about the holiday that honors everyone who has been in our military.

Anna Rampoldi, Contributor

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November 11 is a time to honor all that have served our country in the military, because it is Veterans Day. This day, unlike Memorial day, celebrates both veterans dead and alive. Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day and was made a holiday on November 11 at the end of World War 1. The day was originally set just to honor the soldiers in this war, but as time went on the holiday caught on, to honor all soldiers. 

There are many ways to celebrate Veterans Day and pay tribute to our hero’s lives. Visiting a veterans memorial or going to a cemetery is always a way to celebrate soldiers lives. Bring flowers and put them on the graves to show that you care about them to everyone. Spending time with a family member that is part of the military is also a way to support veterans. Who ever it is that you are spending time with, they sacrificed their lives to help fight for our country. Though many soldiers may not have sacrificed their actual life, they sacrificed their month at home for months, sometimes even years at a time. Without people in the military our country would not be the strong nation that it is. Everyone needs to be thankful for all the people that made our country this strong. 

Veterans day holds a big place in many people’s hearts. In fact in years past over 35,000 people participated in the “America’s Parade” celebration in New York. It is held on Veterans day as a celebration for all the soldiers that are serving or have served. This parade has been going on for over 100 years and is not stopping any time soon. 

To sum up, millions of people have served the United States to keep us safe. The least we can do for them is celebrate them as the renown heroes that they are. Veterans Day is for the people that are responsible for making our cheerful lives possible. So this Veterans day recognize our veterans for all the sacrifices they have made to keep us protected. 

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