Celebrate the American Heroes

A Salute and Tribute to Veterans


Isaac Ke, Contributor

The Treaty of Versailles, signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside of Versailles, France, officially concluded World War I, sometimes known as “The Great War.” An armistice, or temporary stop of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into force on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, seven months earlier. As a result, the 11th of November 1918 is often recognized as the end of “the war to end all wars”. Veterans Day allows Americans to honor the bravery and sacrifice of all American veterans. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, most Americans confuse this event with Memorial Day. Veterans Day is an annual commemoration

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of military veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces. It is marked on November 11th each year. Veterans Day, unlike Memorial Day, which celebrates individuals who died while serving in the military, recognizes all military veterans, including those who are still alive.

How is it celebrated

 There are many ways to celebrate this day. Veterans Day is a day set aside to recognize and thank all living veterans who have served in the military for the United States in all wars. Parades and church services are held to commemorate the day, and the American flag is flown at half mast in many locations. At 11 a.m., a two-minute period of silence may be observed.  You can also write to a veteran. They will greatly appreciate it that you took the time to write to them. In addition you may participate in a parade that may be around your neighborhood.



Photo credits

Headline (Gerritt Tisdale)

Middle photo (Craig Adderly)

Veterans Day In the United States. (2021, November 11). Veterans Day in the United States. https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/veterans-day.