Veterans Day

Veterans Day, what does that mean to me. Veterans Day to me means that we give an extra thanks to our veterans. Veterans are people who have served in war for our country. They have sacrificed their life to serve our country. Our freedom is not free. Many people go out and fight for our freedom.

Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day. The first Armistice Day was on 11/ 11/ 1918. The end of World War I was in the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. THat day was considered “the war to end all wars.” That is confusing because we had a World War II and there are wars going on right now.

On May 13, 1938, and act made Armistice Day a legal holiday. It is a day to be dedicated to the people who served for our freedom. An act in 1938 changed Armistice Day to Veterans Day. On June 1st, 1854, November 11th, the holiday became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

I think that Veterans Day means that we need to respect everyone who has served or is serving. I think it is important to give a holiday to our veterans.

 

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One comment

  1. Kayleigh

    Isabelle
    I learned some new facts reading about Veterans Day. I love how you wrote about how we honor are Veterans who have fought. Where I live we didn’t have Veterans Day off did you? (We were off for people to vote).

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