Why America’s Veterans Should be Honored
“Former member of the armed forces” is what the Webster’s Dictionary says for the definition of veteran, but it is so much more that just that.
Veterans have been nationally remembered once every year since 1919. That was the year Armistice Day was proclaimed. It was noting the turn of the World War I. In 1954 however the official name of today was signed by President Eisenhower.
Veterans have a special place in almost everybody in the world’s hearts. They know they are not just ‘a former member of the armed forces’ full well because veterans are the most important people. Without veterans who would fight for our country and earn our rights? No one would. That shows they need to be remembered and honored all the time.
Not only did veterans fight for many people but they also brought back tons of amazing stories. Some are funny, kind, sweet, and patriotic, while others are sad and even gruesome. It can be very life changing to hear wonderful but sad stories of battles in war where a soldier would give their life up for their best friend, their last thoughts of their best friend, their country, and of course their loved ones back home, praying that a heroic soldier came back home safely.
Some young adults and even kids get discouraged by the stories of people like that dying because of their love for family and friends at home who they are safe with. Most people are probably like that, as it is okay to be, but the veterans we Americans and people around the world remember and notice every day are the ones who took the extra step to fight for that safety and the privileges the sheltered ones at home have. It is because of their love that they do it.
This is why those veterans should be honored, because of their love for this country and others. They fought so we could have safety and help other countries too. Veterans put their life at stake every minute they were away from this protected...