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Thank You Veterans!


Veterans Day originally known as Armistice Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans of the United States Armed Forces who were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. It coincides with other holidays including Veterans Day and Remembrance Day which are commemorated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I . Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when the Armistice with Germany, went into effect. At the urging of the major U.S. veteran organizations, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954. 

Veterans Day is distinct from Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May. Veterans Day commemorated the service of all U.S. veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who have died while in military service. Another military holiday that also occurs in May, Armed Forces Day, honors those currently serving in the U.S. military. Additionally, Women Veterans Day is recognized by a growing number of U.S. states that specifically honor women who have served in the U.S. military.

The event was held on November 11, then designated Armistice Day. Later, U.S. Representative Edward Rees of Kansas proposed a bill that would change Armistice Day to Veterans Day. In 1954, Congress passed the bill that President Eisenhower signed proclaiming November 11 as Veterans Day.

I would lastly want to thank all the Veterans, that helped serve our country. Thank you veterans for your sacrifices, for your valor, for the things you carry, for protecting us, and for defending our rights. Thank you to all our veterans for your courage, strength and dedication to keeping us safe.

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Nevaeh Redfeather
Nevaeh Redfeather, Staff Writer
Hi, my name is Nevaeh Redfeather. I'm 17 years old. I'm a senior here at Gilbert. My favorite color is pink, and I love to go out with friends.

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