PV: The Importance of Veterans Day

Kates Brewster, Copy Editor

As small as it seems, Veterans Day, originally known as Armistice Day, is truly an important holiday. Starting on November 11th, This date is special because, unlike Memorial Day, It honors both the living and dead veterans who served our country during peacetime and war.


Branches of Military

There are five main branches of the government that are valued today, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and the Navy. The Army is the main ground-force of the United States and has an active duty population around 471,000. Following the Army is the Air Force, who takes to the sky’s and stars to protect us. The Navy comes up next, taming the wild seas with

324,000 people. The Coast Guard specializes in amphibious missions while the Marine Corps are one of the most elite fighting forces in the world.


My Opinion

I believe that the Veterans of yesterday and today should be appreciated more often. They fought to let us have the life we have from education to our Bill of Rights. Thousands have died and we should honor those who gave their life and the ones that are still here.