Veteran’s Day

Veterans Day

Bree Downs, Staff Writer - The Mustang Messenger

Veteran’s day is a federal holiday celebrated on November 11 every year. In 1938, there was a Congressional Act passed to dedicate November 11 to a day of world peace, also known as Armistice day. Veteran’s day is a day to celebrate those who have served and are serving to make the world a safer place. It’s a day to honor all the people in military services like Marine Corps, Navy, Army, Air Force, and so many more.

Veteran’s day, although it seems small, means so much to those who have served. Having a day of honor and celebration lets them know they are appreciated and will not be forgotten. According to a freshman at McCracken county high school, when asked if they feel Veteran’s day honors what veterans have done, they stated, “No. I think they don’t receive all the credit they deserve. If we really cared about veterans as much as we preach, then there wouldn’t be any on the streets.” Americans say they care about veterans, yet they do nothing to help them. To end, although Veteran’s day celebrates and recognizes veterans, Americans need to do more and give them more credit.