Yesterday as we all know was Veterans Day. Kids love the day because we get a day off of school. Other than that I think no one else knows what…

Yesterday as we all know was Veterans Day. Kids love the day because we get a day off of school. Other than that I think no one else knows what Veterans Day is all about. Veterans Day is to celebrate those who died during World War I. In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”   The United States Congress officially recognized the end of World War I when it passed a  resolution on June 4, 1926, with these words:   “Whereas the legislatures of twenty-seven of our States have already declared November 11 to be a legal holiday:   Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), that the President of the United States is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on November 11 and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples.”   In 1926 Veterans Day was a big deal. Now, it is a type of thing where someone would say “Yay I have off….” If we have a holiday made for something special we as a nation should keep celebrating it.   – Tatiana