PV: The Importance of Veterans Days


Trinity Rocha

Madelyn Meerscheidt

Madelyn Meerscheidt, Staff Reporter

Veterans Day was first known as “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1919. The first anniversary of the end of World War II.  Veterans Day is a day to remember all the men and women who served or are currently serving, in any branch of the military.  

There are many branches of the military including Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard.

Veterans are very important and they deserve one day out of the year to be about them and honor them. Without the military and our veterans we would be unprotected and mostly unsafe. Veterans risk their lives to protect us and our land.  Each branch of the military are equally important and each have their own duties.

For example the Navy and Coast Guard stay in or near the ocean. The Air Force focuses on staying in the sky and flying jets and military planes.

The Marine Corps are responsible for conducting expeditionary and amphibious operations with the United States Navy as well as the Army and Air Force.

Last but not least, The United States Army is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces. It is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.

All veterans are important in there own ways, each and everyone of them have risked their life to protect our country. I am grateful for every single one of the veterans that have defended our country, serving now or served previously.  

In my family there have been many generations of veterans and I am grateful for each and every one of them. My Dad served in the Marine Corps as a firefighter and I look up to him for risking his life to protect our country.