Why we celebrate Veterans Day

Quiera Walker, Staff Reporter

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Why is it important to celebrate Veterans Day? Veterans Day started on November 11, 1938. Veterans Day was originally called “Armistice Day” until a guy named Dwight D. Eisenhower changed it to Veterans Day. Veterans Day is the one day every year that people celebrate all living or dead Americans for their help and support that they gave to our country.

The five major branches in the military are:

In the Air Force they have specific missions that they do like flying planes, helicopters and satellites. Being an Army National Guard people have to act like a warrior and dedicate most of their time serving our nation. Each state has their own Guard, and it’s the only branch in the military that the Constitution required.

Coast Guard’s have one mission and their mission has to do with domestic waterways. Coast Guards rescue, law enforcement, drug prevention, and clear waterways. Marine Corps are known as the U.S.’ rapid-reaction force. They are trained to fight by sea and land, and they’re normally the first people to touch the ground.

Marines are known as the world’s fiercest warriors. The Navy’s mission is normally by the sea, but they are also by air and land. They try to secure and protect the oceans around the world to create peace and stability, making the seas safe for travel and trade.

My opinion on Veterans would be that they deserve to be celebrated for all the good things they’ve done for the United States because they risk their own lives to protect the U.S. Veterans deserve the Thank’s they get because no one asked them to risk their lives for us they volunteered to. If you see a Veteran you should thank them for what they have done for this country.

Sources:

https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/veterans-day-facts

https://www.military.com/join-armed-forces/us-military-overview.html

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