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Celebrating Veterans’ Day November 11

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On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, an armistice, or ceasefire, was declared between Germany and the Allies during World War I. This soon became known as “Armistice Day”, and eventually evolved to the current Veterans Day. Veterans Day now celebrates American all veterans.
Other countries including Great Britain, France, Australia, and Canada also observe their own versions of Veterans’ Day to commemorate those who served in World War I and II. In Great Britain and many European countries, it has become tradition to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. on November 11 every year.
“I think it’s really important obviously to celebrate the veterans because they put in so much time and risk their lives to protect our country. They deserve our utmost respect on this day and it’s so important to continue to observe and celebrate these individuals,” senior Emma Jessen said.
Veterans’ Day and Memorial Day are two holidays that are often confused, but Memorial Day is celebrated in order to commemorate veterans or those who have served that have died. Veterans’ Day is strictly reserved for those that are still living and honor their sacrifices.
“I think both [Veterans’ Day and Memorial Day] are definitely necessary to American culture in order to remind that we are thankful for all the veterans have done in the past, present, and future, but it’s important to let these veterans know that we appreciate them while they’re still alive,” senior Taylor Wheatley said.
Since the first time the holiday was celebrated, it has grown to be more and more significant and widely-celebrated throughout America and many other European countries. The original rationale behind Veterans’ Day has stuck with the holiday and continues to celebrate these important and brave individuals.

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Celebrating Veterans’ Day November 11