Veterans Day


Members of the U.S. Navy march with the American flag in the nation’s largest Veterans Day Parade in New York City, November 11, 2015. Known as “America’s Parade,” it features more than 20,000 participants, including veterans of military units, high school bands and civic and youth groups.

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What do you know about Veterans day?

¿Qué sabes sobre el Día de los Veteranos?

Veterans day was first called Armistice Day by President Wilson at the end of World War 1.  It was a day to celebrate peace. The Armistice was marked by the end of fighting in World War 1 in the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month; 11AM November 11th 1918.  It was celebrated every November 11th with parades and activities for peace and understanding among different cultures and nations.  It changed from Armistice to Veterans day in 1954 after the American Veterans of Korea and World War II petitioned Congress.

Today Veterans day is a day to honor the service of all Veterans.  A Veteran is anyone who has served in the military.  Military service requires courage and sacrifice but it is also a great honor and opportunity in the United States. Veterans were very brave in defending their countries and we honor their service.

What can you learn from a Veteran? What questions would you ask a Veteran?


We can learn from a Veteran how to work hard to fulfill what we want to be and serve the country well. If I could interview a Veteran of the war in Korea then I would ask how the war came about and how he survived it.



Some Lessons from a World War II and Korean War Veteran.

  • How did the military provide opportunities for citizens?  How did it require sacrifice for their country?
  • What ere the challenges of serving in the military during times of war?  How was the training different from the reality?

The US Military is a multicultual mix of Americans. Below is a highlight on Latino Veterans.