Why We Remember Veterans Day

Courtesy of kvia.com

On Monday November 12, millions of kids will be at home enjoying their long weekend on Veteran’s Day. Due to being classified as another Monday holiday, many people have forgotten the significance of Veteran’s Day and why we celebrate it in our country. The SLA Pioneer decided to take the opportunity to research why Veteran’s Day is important and what it means, or should mean, to us.

On November 11, 1918 at 11:11 p.m. an armistice was declared between the Allied Nations and Germany, officially ending World War I, then known as “The Great War.” After being dubbed “Armistice Day” the following year, it became a legalized national holiday in the United States in 1938. After World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became known as Veteran’s Day. Ever since then Veteran’s Day has been an annual holiday, honoring American veterans from all wars throughout our countries history.

As American citizens, it is very important that we acknowledge and appreciate those who have served our country. The sacrifices made by thousands of individuals throughout American history should not go unnoticed. That’s why Veteran’s Day is special, not because we get a day off, but because we can show gratitude to those who have served their country.

When asked what Veteran’s Day means to him,sophomore Alex Castro said, “It’s when we recognize the soldiers who fought  for our country. It gives is a chance to honor them.”

In addition, junior Mitchell Hall said, “It’s important to me because it honors those who served our country.”

While most people will be appreciating the day off, the SLA Pioneer would like to express its appreciation to all veterans for their courage, honor, and commitment to their country and its citizens. If you are a veteran or you know one, please leave a comment about Veteran’s Day and what it means to you!

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About Brandon B.

I'm a proud Christian, above average sports fan and I'm currently in the process of growing up.

Posted on November 8, 2012, in News, Top Stories and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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