Each year, on November 11, Americans observe Veterans Day, when they honor the brave men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces. Originally known as Armistice Day, in relation to the Armistice that concluded World War One, the title was changed so veterans from all wars could be honored.
Created in 1919, Veterans Day was to be observed every year on the the anniversary of the end of World War One. The day became an official holiday in 1954 under President Dwight E. Eisenhower. Since then, it has been observed through various means such as parades and ceremonies.
Gahanna Lincoln High School had their own Veterans Day assembly to honor those who have served. At the event, David Schott, a Vietnam veteran, spoke about the impact that his time in the service had. He also explained the importance of the little moments during his service, and how they brought happiness to him.
It is important to recognize the sacrifice that United States military men and women are giving to the American public. Veterans have risked their lives in order to ensure the basic rights of American citizens including freedom. Veterans Day is the one time a year when Americans can show appreciation and respect to veterans all throughout the United States.