Written By: Amy Ternida (7)
Edited By: Neeja Desai (12)
November 10, 2019
This Monday, November 11, we will celebrate Veterans Day. We use this day to honor and commemorate every former and active member of the military and their accomplishments, reflecting on the heroic actions each of these brave men and women have taken to help serve their country.
Each year, Veteran’s Day falls on November 11 as it is the day on which the armistice was signed. Even though this holiday originated to celebrate those who served for the United States in World War 1, as Armistice Day, the holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954 to commemorate veterans who have served in all wars.
Many different countries also take the opportunity to observe this holiday and celebrate their veterans; with Canada, Great Britain, and Australia celebrating “Remembrance Day”, France celebrating “Armistice Day”, and Israel celebrating “Yom Hazikaron” or “Day of the Memory”. Although different countries may celebrate this holiday in different ways with different names, the intent is the same- honor the veterans that have risked their lives to help serve their countries.