PV: Why veterans are important


Silvia Makori

Corey Hunter

Corey Hunter, Sports Reporter

Please change date to November 10


With Veterans Day every November 11, people give thanks and love to our veterans. It is important to remember these brave men and women who serve our country. Without them, my life, your life, and every citizen in America’s lives would be very different.

Veterans Day is a day to remember the men and women who have served in our military. Families of veterans gather around to give thanks. According to History.com, Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day. In 1926, Veterans Day became an official holiday in the U.S.

Veterans come from the five different branches in the military. According to Military.com, the branches of the military include the Army, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the Air Force, and the Coast Guard. The Army is the dominant land power. They move into an area, secure it, and instill values and order before they leave. The Navy primarily has missions at sea, but also have land and air units. They secure and protect the oceans and seas, making it safe for travel and trade. Marines are known as the “rapid reaction” force. They operate in the air, land, and sea. They are normally the first boots on the ground. The Air Force is the nation’s source of air and space power. The primary missions of the Air Force is to fly airplanes, helicopters, and satellites. The Coast Guard’s mission is primarily to with domestic waterways. They do rescues, law enforcement, drug prevention, and clear waterways.

All of these branches are special to the well-being of America. Without recognizing these heroes of our country, we would not get important lessons from these people. They teach me integrity, to keep going and pushing when all seems lost. They teach me how to have friends, by cherishing the good people by your side. And lastly, they teach me respect, to always show it to your family, friends, peers, and other people.

Veterans are important. That goes without saying. But we can never forget how much they put on the line to help protect this country for me and you. Always thank them for what they do. Thank you, Vets.