100th Anniversary of World War I’s End Happens This Veterans Day

Child waves American flag.

Child waves American flag.

Veterans Days is a holiday, celebrated on November eleventh, which honors military veterans. This year President Trump joined France leaders for a commemoration for the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I on November 11, 1918.

Veterans Day History

It was first created in 1918 and was called Armistice Day. Other countries besides the United States celebrate Veterans Day, called Remembrance Day and Armistice Day. This day is set apart to remember the end of World War I and the people who have served in the United States military.

President Trumps Takes Action

President Trump remarked that remembering veterans day is more than just thanking someone for their service. It also entails those who are currently serving and those who have served in the past. And it means caring for those who have worked to protect our countries freedom.

“Part of paying our respect means recommitting to our Nation’s sacred obligation to care for those who have protected the freedom we often take for granted,” he says. [1]

President Trump has been working to build the United States Military. Earlier in 2018, President Trump signed the highest pay raise for U.S. troops in almost ten years. This has caused a growth of over 15,000 people across the Navy, Army, Air Force, and Marines.

Happy Veterans Day

This veterans day you can show a veteran or someone who is currently serving in the military you care by writing a note or thanking them in person. We appreciate those who work hard to protect the freedoms that we have.


Notes:

  1. ^The White House. (2018). News | The White House. [online] Available at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/news/ [Accessed 12 Nov. 2018]. (go back↩)

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