Veteran’s Day

A day to celebrate our soldiers that risked their lives for our well being.


Sylas Duffy, Contributor

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is intended to honor and thank all military personnel who served the United States in all wars, mainly living veterans. It is marked by parades and church services and in many places, the American flag is hung at half mast, which means the flag flies at half length. A length of silence lasting two minutes may be held at 11a.m. Some colleges are closed on Veterans Day, while others don’t close, although select to mark the occasion with different assemblies or different activities.

Veterans Day is officially determined on November 11th, but if it falls on a weekday, many communities hold their celebrations on the weekend closest to this date. This is to make more people to attend and participate in the events. Federal Government places of work are closed on November 11 If Veterans Day falls on a Saturday, they are closed on Friday November 10.  If Veterans Day falls on a Sunday, they are closed on Monday,November 12. State and local governments, faculties and non-governmental agencies are now not required to close and can also decide to stay open or closed. Public transit systems may observe an everyday or excursion schedule Plus we get a day off of school which is fun most people light off fireworks and thank our Veterans for their noble work.

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