PV: Why Veterans Day is Important

Madeline Zawicki, Staff reporter

 Every year on November 11th, the United States celebrates Veterans day to honor the men and women, living or dead, who fought for our country. Veterans Day was originally named “Armistice Day” but then in 1954, the 34th president of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, changed the name to Veterans Day. The reason that Veterans Day is on November 11th is because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War 1.


 There are five armed service branches in the United States Military. The Air force, Army ,Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy. According to Military.com, the Air force uses aerial warfare, such as jets to focus on flying, but only a small portion actually fly. Most people help support missions, protecting bases, constructing new aerial warfare, and more. The Army stays on land. They are used to defend and protect our country from our enemies. The Coast Guard is responsible for the maritime duties. They perform rescue missions in severe conditions and defend the borders. The Marine corps are a department of the Navy. The Navy protects areas beyond our country’s shores.


  In conclusion, veterans are amazing people. They sacrifice their lives for us to be safe and free. My dad served in the Army for 14 years before having to leave because of a injury. I am so proud of him and all his accomplishments and I always look forward to spending Veterans day with him