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Veterans Day Vocabulary

November 6, 2017
Veterans Day is observed on November 11th in the United States as a day to honor all military personnel, whether they served in times of war or peace. The official holiday began in 1919 as Armistice Day, a year after the date that marked the end of World War I. In 1954 President Eisenhower signed a law that changed the name of this national holiday to Veterans Day.
armistice
Armistice Day falls each year on 11 November to mark the day in 1918 when the fighting in World War One was stopped.
courage
That same month, Hicks was awarded an Air Force Commendation Medal for acts of courage.
defend
“Together with our allies, America’s warriors are prepared to defend our nation using the full range of our unmatched capabilities,” Mr. Trump said.
duty
Walters was on active duty with the Army’s 10th Mountain Division at the time.
enlist
An Aberdeen native, he enlisted in the Marines after graduating from Central High School in 2010.
freedom
“We will never yield, never waver and never falter in defense of our people, our freedom and our great American flag.”
gratitude
Those who won battles earned fame, glory, and the gratitude of their countrymen.
heroism
McCann was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal, which is the highest peacetime award for heroism.
honor
In honor of Veterans Day, I encourage you to read our Declaration of Independence and the U.S.
military
Yarn will be joined at the ceremony by elected and military officials.
sacrifice
Veteran Jacob Marquis, of Glenburn, plans to complete his goal of “one step for each sacrifice” during the Marine Corps marathon on Sunday.
troop
The president praised American troops who gathered to greet him at Yokota Air Base on the outskirts of Tokyo.
valor
This was the first of 52 Medals of Honor, the nation’s highest award for military valor, that President Obama bestowed during his two terms.
veteran
Bates College spokesman Sean Findlen says the school honors veterans with artwork, endowed financial aid funds and Veterans Day recognition.
remembrance
An “Eternal Flame” signifies remembrance of those who died in service.

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