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Celebrate Our Veteran's

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Celebrate our veterans

Mrs. Malone’s Fifth Grade class wrote letters to celebrate, congratulate, recognize, and give credit to our brave Veterans for the Veteran’s Day luncheon at Bennet Elementary.  Their letters were incredibly kind, heart felt, and appreciative of the men and woman who have fought for our freedom in America.  We also learned about Veteran’s Day in Social Studies.  We learned that Veteran’s Day used to be called Armistice Day, first celebrated on November 11th, 1919.  An armistice is an agreement made by opposite sides to stop fighting.  In 1926, Congress wanted to make this day an official Holiday for all Americans to observe.  After much discussion and voting, it officially became a Holiday in 1938 known as Armistice Day.  Many years later, President Eisenhower changed the name to Veteran’s Day in 1954.  He thought all men and women that serve in the armed forces should be recognized, not just those that fought in World War I which is why he wanted the name changed.  We honor all men and women of the military for their service to protect our country and for the sacrifices they make on a daily basis.  We genuinely appreciate everything we have today because of those that have fought in the past.