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why do we have school on veterans day

Instead of e=mc^2 stuff, let us have the day off. We got Memorial day off, why not this as well? As i type these letters, there are people getting killed. You can teach us about it on another day. There are also other holidays we should have off such as good Friday. We get Easter off, why not this as well? I have many family members in the military and I would love to spend it with them. I have family that served in Vietnam, Korea, and afghan. It is very important to thank our veterans for their service to our country because freedom is not free. This is why we should get veterans day off
Having days off of school is an important part of the life of a school-aged child and is something to look forward to break up their routine. Veteran's day is, without being a national day off, itself a very important day, a time to honor all veterans past and present who risked their lives for us. If children need a day off, a day commemorating our veterans will, at the very least, make the children reflect however briefly. Yes, students in the US should be off for Veterans Day in support of military veterans As a country built on the premise of patriotism and fighting for freedom, we should regard Veterans Day as one of the most revered days of the year, in deference to the struggle and sacrifice of the men and women who have served in our military over the many years. It is not the fault of the soldiers who do the fighting that some of our wars may have been waged in error, or with unseen or nefarious motivations: those who took up arms in our defense or for our causes, knowing the dangers they might face, should be respected and honored.

Having a day off of school could cause children who might not normally think about Veterans Day to give pause, and perhaps reflect on what people other than themselves are going through so that they can have the life they do now. I do not think that giving students this holiday off of school would further the military industrial complex, but could bring us closer as a nation. I'm a student and I just think we should't have school but especially not on this day, my dad is a veteran and he actually really thought we did not have school on this day and actually so did I so we should not have school on this day. AT ALL!!! I'm a student and I just think we should't have school but especially not on this day, my dad is a veteran and he actually really thought we did not have school on this day and actually so did I so we should not have school on this day. AT ALL!!! Our school, while giving a very brief history on it, barely even talks about it afterwards. I am a sophomore in highschool and our school barely even touches on the fact that this is a day to honor the ones we love who gave their lives to make it so we can go to school. So instead of being forced to memorize pointless information, I think we should be allowed to go home and take a break so that we can honor those who gave up everything they had so that we can keep living our lives. No school for me. As a high school student myself I don't have much family time. I'm swamped with homework, sports, boy scouts, just life in general.

Last year I was expecting Veterans Day off to go visit my Veteran grandpa, who is about a 4 hour drive from me. Of course, I couldn't go because school was active and I was told that if I left it would be an unexcused absence. So, my whole family left and saw him. Unfortunately, in December of that year my grandpa passed away from stage 4 prostate cancer. He passed less than a week from his diagnosis. I hadn't seen him for well over a year before he died. My Grandpa served his country in the Korean and the Vietnam wars, and instead of taking a day to honor his service I spent the last chance I had with him taking a Spanish test on the preterit vs the imperfect and discussing the rise of tsar power in Russia. I miss him. On November 11, 1919, U. S. President issued a message to his countrymen on the first Armistice Day, in which he expressed what he felt the day meant to Americans: The United States Congress adopted a resolution on June 4, 1926, requesting that President issue annual proclamations calling for the observance of November 11 with appropriate ceremonies. A Congressional Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday: "a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as 'Armistice Day'. " In 1945, veteran Raymond Weeks from, had the idea to expand Armistice Day to celebrate all veterans, not just those who died in. Weeks led a delegation to Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, who supported the idea of National Veterans Day.

Weeks led the first national celebration in 1947 in Alabama and annually until his death in 1985. President Reagan honored Weeks at the White House with the Presidential Citizenship Medal in 1982 as the driving force for the national holiday. Elizabeth Dole, who prepared the briefing for President Reagan, determined Weeks as the "Father of Veterans Day. " U. S. Representative from, presented a bill establishing the holiday through Congress. President, also from Kansas, signed the bill into law on May 26, 1954. It had been eight and a half years since Weeks held his first Armistice Day celebration for all veterans. Congress amended the bill on June 1, 1954, replacing "Armistice" with "Veterans," and it has been known as Veterans Day since. The National Veterans Award was also created in 1954. Congressman Rees of Kansas received the first National Veterans Award in Birmingham, Alabama, for his support offering legislation to make Veterans Day a federal holiday. Although originally scheduled for celebration on November 11 of every year, starting in 1971 in accordance with the, Veterans Day was moved to the fourth Monday of October (Oct 25, 1971; Oct 23, 1972; Oct 22, 1973; Oct 28, 1974; Oct 27, 1975; Oct 25, 1976, and Oct 24, 1977). In 1978, it was moved back to its original celebration on November 11. While the legal holiday remains on November 11, if that date happens to be on a Saturday or Sunday, then organizations that formally observe the holiday will normally be closed on the adjacent Friday or Monday, respectively.

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