Veterans Day will be celebrated November 10th and to the many veterans in the country, it will be an important day. Although not everyone in America will celebrate, it’s important to ask why! I’m going to answer the following questions: What is the importance of Veterans to the society? Why should every American appreciate a veteran?
November 11th happens to be Armistice Day, the anniversary of the day in 1919 when the Treaty of Versailles was signed, ending World War I. Americans have since celebrated this day in honor of all those who fought in this war. After World War II, Armistice Day became Veterans Day.
Today, some confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. The former is purposely to honor all those who have given their lives in the service of the nation. The latter honors everyone who has ever served, both living and dead. Veterans give us a chance to appreciate and honor those who served and lived. It is more than just wearing ball caps written “U.S. Marine” or “U.S. Army”
Veterans often have several issues to deal with socially, medically and economically. It does fall to us as a society to make sure that they fit back into the fold without feeling like an outcast. Many have also managed to successfully join the society, startup companies, ministries, nonprofits. So as you celebrate Veterans Day, say more than a “Thanks for your service” to the veterans you will encounter. Make this year’s Veterans Day be a little different.