Veterans Day


Jessica Bell , Writer

Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11th for honoring military veterans. Veterans are people who have served the United States in the armed forces. Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to you, our veterans. 

This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country‘s service and was originally known as Armistice Day. It fell on November 11th because that is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War 1. However, in 1954 the holiday was changed to Veterans Day in order to account for all veterans in every war.

We celebrate and honor this day every year our school Greenbrier West. We have a program for the veterans, where the choir sings a song, and then our student government go up to talk about what Veterans Day really is. A veteran or two can come to talk to us about how their life was and how they went to the military. After their speech there is a big breakfast prepared by our very own Cavalier Culinary, and we can get pictures with the veterans. Finally, after the program is done, the veterans go home and the students return to class.