On 1918 the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month the fighting of World War 1 ended.
World War 1 was known as the war to end all wars. Due to its conclusion November 11th Became a universally recognized day of celebration.
The day was originally called Armistice Day 8 years after World War 1 ended and only honored vetrans of that war. Then in 1954, after World War II and the Korean War ended it was renamed Vetrans Day to honor all vetrans who served America in War.
So, today we are all here to honor all of our veterans who unselfishly risked life and limb for our freedom.
These were just ordinary men and women until they heard the call of duty and chose to answer it. These men and women left their homes, lives and families not for recognition or fame or even the honor we bestow upon them today. They fought not because they hated the people in front of them, they fought …show more content…
The current war on terroism has helped us realize how fortunate we are to live the way we live. The freedom we have today is extreamly special and that is why we must defend it.
If we want to preserve or ways of life and our freedoms, we must continue to put them in action by voting in our elections and spreaking out against any injustice we see. We must ensure that every American feels the benefits of freedom. We can do this by volunteering in our communities and teaching our young people what it means to be an American.
Veterans Day is a day to remember why ordinary men and women fought and are still fighting. Its a day to begin our journey of protecting our freedoms and the freedoms of many generations down the road!
I want to thank each and everyone of you here today for honoring our veterans. Let us go forward each day still honoring them by living and protecting the freedoms they fought for.