For Honor

Veterans Day is when where we give our thanks to those that have served

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Sruthi Ramesh

The first celebration using the term “Veterans Day” occurred in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1947.

Jax Drezek, Reporter

Veterans Day, a day where we the people honor those who have served, fought, and died in the United States military and for our country. We celebrate Veterans Day on the 11th day of November, the same day that World War 1 ended, also known as the “Great War” or “the war to end all wars.” While the war didn’t end anything for us or the world, it did bring us peace and that was only achieved through the sheer will and power of the American soldiers that fought in the Great War. They spilled their own blood for the sake of the American people, the betterment of the USA, and our veterans continue to do the same to this day. 

Veterans shape what America is today. We have people all over the world in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Japan, Germany and the Philippines. You name it and we have people there ready to answer the world’s call and help make it a better place- and it is all thanks to the veterans. Our country’s power is projected all over the world by our Navy in the seas; our Air Force assuring that we have air dominance; our Marines and Army on the ground winning their battles with combat superiority; and our Coast Guard watching the coast for the enemy and saving those that need saving. We have the single best military force in the world and it is made possible by our veterans.                                                     

So today is a day for the great veterans of our country to be honored, appreciated and recognized for their service and sacrifices that they have made, living or dead. Veterans Day means Honor, Freedom, and Peace all made possible through our veterans. So please take the time to thank those who have served and give a moment of silence to those that have died for our country because, without these men and women, America would not be what it is today.