What is Veteran’s Day All About? 2

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Gwyndalynn Kent

Veterans Day is approaching, and that means that we have the day off of school to celebrate and say thanks to the people who served in the United States armed forces. Veterans Day takes place on Saturday, November 11th, and because of that, most schools are closed on Friday 10th.

Veterans Day is all about thanking the people that served in the United States armed forces; so in other words, we celebrate Veterans Day to pay tribute to the people who risked and/or lost their lives to keep everyone else safe.

Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War 1, which took place on November 11th, 1918. According to Military.com, it is, “a legislation that was passed in 1938, November 11 was dedicated to the cause of world peace and to hereby be celebrated as Armistice Day.” That holiday honored World War One veterans.

In 1954, after World War 2 and the Korean War, the people decided to change the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day to change the purpose of it to thank all veterans.

Many people value Veterans Day because most people have family members that served in the U.S. armed forces.

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