Veterans And Rsquo Research Paper

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Who To Honor on Veterans’ Day? Most countries have a designated day to honor those who fought bravely in and lived through the harsh conditions of war, and the United States of American is no exception. For America, this day was first known as the Armistice Day, which was first proclaimed by President Wilson after World War I.[1] Later, it was known, more commonly, as Veterans’ Day. Although most people support the installment of Veterans’ Day as an official holiday, there are still many controversies as to who should be honored on this significant day. One of the heavily debated topics was set to decide whether Confederate troops should be honored on Veterans’ Day. In my opinion, Americans should not honor Confederate…show more content…
Confederate troops fought for the Confederacy, which was not part of the United States at that time, so therefore, they do not fit the criteria for the “veterans” to which the day was dedicated to. The Confederacy fought only for what they believed in, not for what the Americans believed in.[3] They wanted to preserve slavery. They wanted to keep oppressing African Americans so they can have their fields done for free. This unjust way of life contradicts the Constitution, which says that “all men are created equal.”[4] In another perspective, we do not honor veterans from other countries, such as France or Britain. Then, there should be no reason for us to even consider the possibility of incorporating Confederate soldiers when mentioning “veterans” on Veterans’ Day. Veterans’ Day was made to thank and to honor those veterans who fought on the behalf of the United States. The Confederacy was a country separated from ours during the time of Civil War, therefore, we should not intermix Confederate soldiers with true American patriots in honoring our valiant war…show more content…
In an act of treason, Southern states succeeded from the nation and formed their own country as the Confederacy that was ruled by Jefferson Davis.[5] Not only did they break away from America, they took our land with them. They were also breaking the Constitution, the Supreme Law of the Land, by doing to. Corrupted rebels like these should not even be called veterans. In addition to succession, the Confederate troops attacked and killed American soldiers who were fighting for the well being of the African American race. Our beloved, Union soldiers were slaughtered by Confederate troops. Do we really want give Confederate veterans the honor when they had once fought against America and killed over 100,000 Americans?[6] Although it’s true that many Confederate soldiers were forced to fight for the South, but this does not subdue the fact that they had killed American troops.[7] Killing American troops is considered as an act of treason. We should not honor such criminals in conjunction to true American veterans on Veterans’
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