Veterans Day Speeches

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While I was gathering my information for this speech, my brother passed by. Out of curiosity, I asked, “Do you know what a Veterans Day is?” His exact words were, “Yeah, we get off school that day.” That’s about the extent of his knowledge on Veterans Day, although he was in elementary school, his knowledge of Veterans Day was just unacceptable. This school that you are in right now, currently listening to my speech is Veterans Memorial Middle School, may I emphasize VETERANS Memorial Middle School. Many Americans these days, especially young students, do not realize the significance of Veterans Day and what it truly means. Veterans Day is not just a day off school; Veterans Day is one of America’s most unique Holidays. It is a day to honor the Veterans who fought in all American wars, reserving the Memorial Day for those who have fallen during the ruthless fight. …show more content…

The Arlington National Cemetery burial site of this unknown WWI soldier became the personification of dignity and reverence of American veterans. Similar ceremonies occurred in France and England, where an unknown soldier was buried in each nation’s highest place of honor. These events took place on November 11th, the day when the armistice of hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Because of that reason, November, 11, 1918 is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.” This day later became known as Armistice

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