The Importance of Veterans Day


Camryn Wood, Staff reporter

Veterans Day is a public holiday held on the anniversary of the end of World War I, on November 11,  to honor US veterans and victims of all wars. Veterans Day replaced Armistice Day in 1954. This holiday is important to families in the military and it honors them for their service.

This holiday is a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

The military has five branches. In simple terms, the U.S. Armed Forces are made up of the five armed service branches: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy.

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial and space warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces. It is one of the five branches of the United States Armed Forces. The U.S. Air Force is a military service branch organized within the Department of the Air Force, one of the three military departments of the Department of Defense.

The U.S. Army is made up of the most dedicated, most respected Soldiers in the world. These Soldiers protect America’s freedoms while serving at home and abroad, and they are always prepared to defend the nation in times of need.

The Coast Guard is a maritime, military, multi-mission service. It’s unique among the U.S. military branches for having a maritime law enforcement mission (with jurisdiction in both domestic and international waters) and a federal regulatory agency mission as part of its mission set.

The Marine Corps is known as an elite amphibious and expeditionary warfare fighting force, equally competent at land or at sea. The service is part of the Department of the Navy. The Marine Corps has always served with the naval forces to defend the United States interests overseas.

The Navy is known for its strategic offensive role, projection of force into areas beyond a country’s shores (for example, to protect sea-lanes, ferry troops, or attack other navies, ports, or shore installations). The strategic defensive purpose of a navy is to frustrate seaborne projection-of-force by enemies.