Veterans Day

Delilah Ballard and Charlee Lafee

Chuck Wagner poses in front of his awards for a picture

    Veterans Day is today, and this is the 67th year of honoring the veterans that are alive and passed. This federal holiday is used to honor military veterans, who are people who have served in the United States Armed Forces. It was originally known as Armistice Day. It marked the end of World War I and when Germany and the allies signed on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

Brenda Hurley, an eighth-grade English teacher, speaks about the importance of Veterans Day. Hurley said that she loves this day because her daughter served. She said, “They had risked their lives for us and I know for sure that I couldn’t do that.” She explains that joining the military just goes down from generation to generation in her family. 

An eighth-grade Social Studies teacher, Justin Pena, says about his opinion around Veterans Day. Pena said” It is very important and everyday people risk their lives and they need to be more recognized. He said, “ This day is to remind us that we have life and freedom and shouldn’t take it for granted, because those people fought for our freedom.” 

Chuck Wagner, a seventh-grade social studies teacher, voices his thoughts around this day. Wagner was someone who served in the Air Force for 12 years 1976 to 1988. He has been to South Korea and was there for a year and a half, then to Saudi Arabia for five months, and the rest of his time he traveled around the United States. Chuck Wagner said “this day is a very important day for me and for everyone else. I helped at First Bank & Trust on Veterans Day to raise the flag.”

Veterans Day is a time to honor those veterans who have served this country. 

Even a person who has no interest in joining may wanna be like these people that stand for us every day.