Veterans Day Speech

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Veteran’s Day On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month of the year, 97 years ago, hostilities rested between Germany and the Allied Nations, marking the end of “the war to end all wars” (World War One), soon evolving as a day devoted to world peace, called “Armistice Day.” However, at the end of the Second World War, President Eisenhower reformed the day to “Veteran’s Day” – a 24-hour period to recognize and appreciate veterans who serve for our freedom and justice in every war. Therefore, on the 11th day of each November, we push moments aside to recall and thank living and deceased veterans who shape the world into the sphere it spins as today. Swing by one of these remarkable places to truly reminisce and express gratitude …show more content…

With a saunter around the National Mall, revere the neoclassical Lincoln Memorial, with a staggering (175 ton pound) statue of Abraham Lincoln swirled by his words of the Gettysburg Speech, the marvelous marble, granite and blue stone Washington Memorial, the Rome-esque memorial of Thomas Jefferson, and more… 2.) Arlington, VA’s cemetery Witness an official ceremony of Veteran’s Day at the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington, VA’s cemetery, where John F. Kennedy spoke eleven days before his assassination, and his body later returned to. Savor a moment reflecting on the tomb of the “Unknown Soldier” from World War I, and admire a sophisticated switching of the guard on the dot of every hour. 3.) Normandy, France D-Day A salty 75-mile stretch of Normandy’s coastline sprinkles with museums, cemeteries and monuments honoring the British, American and Canadian troops who sacrificed their lives to end the brutality of World War II. Years ago, Eisenhower enthused his troops, “the eyes of the world are upon you” on this very sacred shoreline, triggering the liberation of Western Europe from the Nazi’s

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