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Why Veterans Day is Celebrated

R Chehab

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Veterans day is celebrated all around the country by millions of Americans. This special holiday is celebrated to honor our courageous veterans that risk their lives for the freedom of our country.

A veteran is a person who has served in the military.

There are many different issues that face these veterans, such as risk of death, physical injuries, post traumatic stress disorder, losing their jobs, homelessness, and lack of education.

However, our country and its citizens hold events and charities that support veterans. For example, The Wounded Warrior project is a charity that assists service members injured after 9/11.

American citizens also stand and pledge to the American flag to honor the soldiers that fight for our lives. They have done so much for the American citizens, and it disappoints me when there are fellow peers of mine that don’t stand up during the pledge to the American flag.

Many soldiers from all over America have joined the military and had to leave behind their loved ones. When soldiers come back, they are overwhelmed with joy to see their family once more. Unfortunately, some soldiers don’t make it, and never get to see their families again. The risks that these veterans take for the lives of the American citizens is something we should always be thankful for.

We should not take them for granted, and we should be thankful that we live in this country where men and women choose to fight and suffer for the lives of this country. 

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