Veterans’ Day honors those who served


Korah Canney-Goddard, Staff

There was no school on Monday to celebrate Veterans Day, a federal holiday in the United States that recognizes the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces.

Veterans Day, formerly known as “Armistice Day,” was originally a holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on Nov. 11, 1918. With legislative  approval on June 1, 1954, Nov. 11 became a day to honor all American veterans.

Social studies teacher Mr. Willis is a veteran of the U.S. Army.

“Something as simple as ‘thank you for your service’ can go a long way, not just on Veterans Day, but anytime of year,” said Mr. Willis. 

Mr. Willis served for four years starting in May of 1985. To celebrate Veterans Day, he said he goes out to eat for every meal and uses his military discount. 

“I joined the army not only to serve my country but the benefits are crazy good,” said Mr. Willis. 

Veterans’ Day also honors those who gave their lives in service of their country.