It’s the most wonderful time of the year again! The holidays are just around the corner but people tend to overlook one very important holiday… Veteran’s Day. To young children, it is just another day off from school; but it has a deeper meaning than that. Veteran’s day is a day where we show gratitude to our troops who served their country through a period of war. Whether its Vietnam, Iraq, or any other war, our veterans and troops put their lives on the line to defend their country and its people from international threats. The first Veteran’s day was celebrated back on November 11, 1919, during the presidency of Woodrow Wilson, after World War I ended. On that day, he had stated “To us in America, the reflections of Veteran’s/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…”. Throughout the day, many organizations such as the NFL raise money to certain foundations that support our troops at war, those who have died, and those retired and living among us today. What will you do to show thanks to our troops on this historic day? Say thank you to a veteran. Applaud those troops you see in public. Actions such as these show your gratitude and awareness and express how much you care for your country.
Support our troops and God Bless America!