Veterans Day Essay

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Veterans Day What is a Veteran? Veterans are people who have served our county. That means U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Forces, and Coast Guard. You can’t spot a Veteran out of a group normal people. They look just like you; they just did a special deed in serving our country. Veterans are very important to our country. If we didn’t have Veterans Day we wouldn’t have anyone to thank for fighting for our county. Veterans protect our county, because they want us to have free lives. What is Veterans Day? Veterans Day is held every year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery. This ceremony is held to thank and honor everyone who has served in the United States Armed Forces. Also, to remember those who have lost their lives while serving in the Untied States Armed Forces. In November 1919, president Wilson announced November 11 as the first memorial of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…" Later that same year on October 8th, President Dwight D. Eisenhower announced it Veterans Day, instead of Armistice Day. Why is it important to honor a Veteran? It is important because they sacrificed their lives for every one of us. They did what they did so that we could live free and normal lives. As they were risking their lives, we were living our lives as normal as possible like they would want us to. Would you be willing to risk your life for millions of people you don’t know? It takes a lot of courage to do so. They didn’t do it because they thought it was the cool thing to do or for the government,

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