PV:The importance of Veterans Day


Jocelyn McComic

Rebecca Ryan

Rebecca Ryan, Staff Reporter


Veterans day is the day to celebrate every military man and woman who have fought for our country. Men and women who have died because they died for this country and state, why won’t you celebrate people who have keeped many of us aliv

In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed by Congress, which moved the celebration of Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October. The law went into effect in 1971, but in 1975 President Gerald Ford changed Veterans Day back to  November 11, because of the important historical significance of the date.

Some military families have a sibling, mother, or father that are risking their life for others. They know that they will be leaving their family behind a lot and going on to war or a battle but they love their family. The best thing they need from their family is that they know that their family knows that they will come back soon and will do anything for them.

Ava Hunter, age 13, and in 8th grade has a father in the military. They have been a military family for 5 years already. When he is gone for awhile, she facetimes him once a week. “He was gone for 3 years once, it felt like forever but i had faith that he would come back to me and my family again.”               He has been deployed 3 times and has been gone for 5 years total. “I know when he comes back, it won’t be forever but he would always be with me in my heart.”

6 million veterans served in peacetime.As of 2014, 2.9 million veterans received compensation for service-connected disabilities. These facts are showing that veterans do a lot more than just prepare, it’s what matters on the field. Most people in the war don’t come back to there family. If you were apart of a military family and hasn’t seen your family member for a