Celebrating Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a American federal holiday. Celebrated annually on Nov. 11, this holiday honors the people that have served in the United States Armed Forces.

Veterans Day falls on the same days as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are holidays in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I.

Veterans day is very similar to Memorial Day, but memorial day is a Unites States federal holiday celebrated in May. Veterans day celebrates the service of all U.S military veterans, while Memorial day memorializes and honors the ones that lost their lives in military service.

But why do we have school on Veterans day? Why do we have school on a day that we are supposed to honor the people who served for our country, but don’t have school on Columbus day? A day where a man named Christopher Columbus stole land from the American Indians, brought diseases, stole resources, and wiped out indegenous island tribes. And on top of all that called this land that “he found” the “new world”. Why is it that we celebrate this holiday but not Veterans day?

“I do feel that FCPS should observe Veterans Day.  Veterans Day is a day to observe all active and former military soldiers.  With Fairfax County having several military installations within the county and several veterans working, I feel that this day should be arranged for FCPS to honor and observe these committed individuals for the sacrifice that they have displayed.  As a Veteran, I am truly offended of the opportunity missed by FCPS,” Brent Roberson said.

“We should not have school on Veterans Day because we should celebrate the holiday with our loved ones in the military,” Olivia Alexander said