PV: The Importance of Veterans Day


Reagan Pena, Staff Reporter

Veterans Day means to me is those we honored, who died in country’s service and with gratitude for the victory who fought in the war for us in the military. One of my family members worked in the military, my dad fought in the war for 25 years we moved a lot when I was little, I  really liked it because you get to see new cities, and countries. It was hard for my family because we were scared that my dad was going to get hurt in the war.

Veterans Day only occurs on November 11 every year in the United States. Veterans Day became a holiday was because Great Britain, France, Australia and Canada also commemorate the veterans of World War I and World War II on or near November 11th, president Dwight D. Eisenhower changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day in 1954.

Veterans Day is a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice. Military men and women who serve and protect the U.S. come from all walks of life; they are parents, children, grandparents, friends, neighbors and coworkers, and are an important part of their communities.

As the holiday evolved, Veterans Day became one of America’s most patriotic holidays, with display of the red, white and blue and Main Street parades of veterans in towns across the country. “We the people of the United States” owe our veterans so much, for they were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to fight to their deaths if need be in the defense of freedom for other countries as well as our homeland