Veteran's Day Assembly

Veteran's Day Assembly
11/8/2019, 1:05 PM 2:30 PM
School Gym

Join us for this special school assembly hosted by our 6th - 7th grade teacher Tom Doran to learn more about this important holiday.  This event will include a full program with guest Veterans - wear your Red/White and Blue to honor those who have served.

Why do we fold the flag in a certain pattern?
What should we do if we drop our flag on the ground?
Can you name all the branches of service?

Veterans Day began as Armistice Day, which was initially a date to celebrate the end of World War I.

The armistice, or resolution, ending the armed conflict of the Great War took place on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. And so, Nov. 11, 2018, is the date marking the end of “the war to end all wars.”After World War II and the Korean War, Congress chose to—under the guidance of crucial veterans service organizations—ditch the word “Armistice” and switched it out with “Veterans.”President Dwight D. Eisenhower made it official by signing a law reflecting the change on June 1, 1954, and it’s been Veterans Day ever since.

What’s the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day?

This is a big deal. Civilians who mean well legitimately confuse the two, but the different holidays should not be conflated. Memorial Day, which is reserved for the last Monday in May, is a date set aside to honor and remember those who have died in service to their nation. That’s why it’s common to see American flags planted on the graves of fallen service members, and also why the phrase “Happy Memorial Day ” should never be uttered. It’s a day of somber reflection, so don’t embarrass yourself. Veterans Day, on the other hand, is reserved for thanking and celebrating living vets who served in the military, either in time of war or peace.

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