Veterans Day is the day to honor those who have fought for our freedom. During this time of the year is when you hear a lot about veterans and everything that they’ve done for our country. However, it shouldn’t just be on Veterans Day, but throughout the whole year that we honor those who served in the United States Armed Forces.
To give you some brief history, Veterans Day is observed all around the world. In Canada and England, November 11th is viewed as Remembrance Day. While in New Zealand, France, Belgium and Serbia it’s called Armistice Day. They celebrate the end of World War I, which ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in November 1918. The United States also called it Armistice Day but then it later changed to Veterans Day to celebrate all veterans that served in the US Armed Forces.
We all should take the time to salute and give our thanks to veterans because they sacrificed their lives to give us our freedom. I want Veteran Awareness to increase throughout America because they deserve to be taken care of and not forgotten. Giving thanks and bringing awareness for one day isn’t enough. There should be programs in every state that work to make sure that all veterans receive the help that they deserve.
At least once in our life, we have all come across someone who is homeless. No one deserves to be left out in the street. No one deserves to be forgotten, especially if you’re a veteran of the United States. Many veterans suffer from PTSD, substance abuse or are homeless. We have to provide government housing because most of the times the pension they receive isn’t enough to find affordable housing.
TAMUK students, if you know someone who is a veteran, I want you to take time on November 11th to thank them for their service in the United States Armed Forces. We should all come together and take the time out of our day to honor and salute any US veterans.