On that day let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, on foreign shores to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that there efforts shall not be in vain. Veterans fought so hard to serve our country. Then the next day you go to work and watch the clock till it's time to leave. The Uniform Holiday Bill Public Law 90-363 82 Stat. They helped and continue to help the U.
Nation, Edward Rees, Richard L. It takes a very special kind of person to be a veteran, so honor our veterans for what they have done and who they are. America is beautiful, and our veterans had a huge impact on making America beautiful. The patriotism in their hearts is what allows everyday life to continue unimpeded; it is how they advance and do what they must for the good of the country as a whole, not just what they would want themselves. Veterans work very hard so that if they need to go to battle they are prepared. Julia Schaller America Is Beautiful Not too long ago I visited the Veteran's Hospital to deliver thank you cards to the veterans.
He wanted to be a pilot but did not have good enough eyesight. On Veterans' Day and , these groups raise funds for their charitable activities by selling paper poppies made by disabled veterans. True, some were drafted to fight, but not one of these individuals would say it was not a life changing experience for them. The far and the near, the home countries and the back, the rich and the poor will suffer and rejoice alike. Even if it's just taking time out of your day to write them letters to be delivered. What It Means To Be A Veteran By Kathleen Ayotte Grade 6 St.
War is horrible, it is death, Man killing his own brother, Is that what we're on Earth for? What It Means To Be A Veteran By Ajeela Williams Grade 6 West Middle Elementary School, Hartford What does it mean to be a veteran? They would've fought to the death. It makes me feel happy and comfortable knowing that there are such brave veterans that have fought for our country. Congress voted Armistice Day a federal holiday in 1938, 20 years after the war ended. Terrorists and other threats have opposed our country time and again, but because of the veterans we are safe. This many is a hero, That's what a veteran means to me. Politicians and veteran officers gave speeches and held ceremonies of thanks for the peace they had won. World War I officially ended on June 28, 1919 with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.
President Eisenhower signed the legislation on June 1, 1954 and since then November 11 has been officially celebrated to commemorate veterans of the country for their unwavering patriotism, service, sacrifice and love for the country. My grandfather was a veteran. These brave men and women have put their own lives on the line to ensure that we have the freedoms that we enjoy every single day. November 11 was declared as the official day set aside to honor the veterans of all wars. After four years of bitter war, an armistice was signed. For example, you might discuss the hardships military families face, such as having to relocate frequently or not being able to see loved ones for extended periods or time. It is very sad that thee people lost their lives, but they knew the risks and felt it was their duty and honor to fight on our behalf.
Being a veteran means that you sacrifice your own life for your country. These are the true heroes. Many people sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Surely for this reason alone, dedicating one day a year to offer our thanks to them is a small price to pay. This bright red wildflower became a symbol of World War I after a bloody battle in a field of poppies called Flanders Field in Belgium.
People go out and by poppies to wear to show theirrespect for people who fought and died in the First and Second War. Also my personal opinion is just enjoy the pleasures, rights, and freedoms you have that we as veterans fought for. The holiday is called Remembrance Day in Canada and Remembrance Sunday on the Sunday nearest to November 11 in Britain. In many countries, it is celebrated as or to mark the end of World War 1. I believe our country would be broken, who knows we could be ruled by Japan without our veterans. The people who were, and still are fighting for the ones they love, protecting people from terrible deaths, are fighting for the U. Reasons for Celebrating Veterans Day Why do we celebrate Veterans Day? Women can be veterans, too.
He told himself that if he ever came back from the war alive, he would be a minister praising God. A social movement emerged later on sometime in 1953, which called for the inclusion of other veterans. Veterans day gives us a chance to celebrate what we do, and the veterans we help, with the whole country. Veterans are those who have volunteered themselves for their country, they are the people we salute every day, the men and women we respect in the highest honor. Veterans are those who have served in order to honor and protect their country.
In other words veterans are everyone's heroes and we owe them a lot. All he knew in that moment was the feeling of his son's warm embrace. Just like Martin Luther King Jr. Each veteran was honorable in their own way. That can be a very difficult thing to do. The men and women who helped shape the face of this country through their honor, legacy, and patriotism are those we call veterans.
Veterans are the ones who risked their lives for our freedom, so I think they should get a lot of respect. Twenty men were killed on D-Day, believe to be the highest loss per capita on D-Day of any American community. Being a veteran means stepping up for their country, someone who knows the risk of being at war, but will stand up tall and fight for their country. People requested the then President Calvin Coolidge to mark the day as a National holiday. Veterans of military service have organized support groups such as the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. That is what being a veteran means to me.